The first openly gay legislator in Alabama history is trying to change that state’s appalling sex education curriculum, which actually requires teaching that being gay is unacceptable and even criminal (which is a lie and has been for the last ten years). The law says:
(8) An emphasis, in a factual manner and from a public health perspective, that homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state.
The Supreme Court voided such laws in 2003 in Lawrence v Texas. State Rep. Patricia Todd has submitted a bill to amend the curriculum and to take control of it away from the state legislature and give it instead to the federal Department of Education. She apparently submitted a similar bill last year but it never even made it out of committee. I doubt it will be passed this year either, given how bigoted Alabama tends to be. As Addicting Info notes, a referendum banning not only gay marriage but any recognition of gay relationships passed in 2006 with 81% of the vote.
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