Tag: Alabama

transgender rights protest

In First Full Week of 2022, Lawmakers in At Least 7 States Propose New Anti-Trans Legislation

Although 2021 was dubbed by many, including the Human Rights Campaign. as the “worst year in recent history for LGBTQ state legislative attacks,” many equality and advocacy experts warn 2022 appears to be getting off with an equally hate-filled start.  Matt Lavietes of NBC News reported that “throughout the first…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed

City of Montgomery, Alabama Faces $25,000 State Fine for Changing Street Named After a Confederate Leader

Despite a state law designed to “protect” longstanding Confederate monuments and memorials, the city of Montgomery, Alabama, has decided that it would rather incur a fine than continue going on with a city street named after President of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865, Jefferson Davis. Kim Chandler of…

Alabama judicial system

Alabama Judge Loses Position on State Bench Over His Numerous Racist and Sexist Remarks, Including Attacks on George Floyd and BLM

An Alabama judge accused of making numerous racist and sexist remarks and fostering a hostile work environment is now being forced to give up his seat at the bench by a state judicial ethics panel. Erik Ortiz of NBC News reported that “in sanctioning Probate Judge Randy Jinks of Talladega…

Alabama Capitol building

Alabama Legislature Will Vote To Remove Racist Language and Policies From State Constitution

The Alabama State Constitution currently contains numerous racist references, including outdated language involving a poll tax for Black residents — but that could soon be changing. Brian Lyman of the Montgomery Advertiser has reported that following an ongoing review by a special commission, the state Legislature will vote next year…

California Attorney General Rob Bonta

California Bans State-Funded Travel to 5 States It Considers Anti-LGBTQ; Total of 17 States Now on List

Lawmakers in California are taking a stand against other states it considers to be unfair, discriminatory and biased against LGBTQ citizens. California has compiled a list of U.S. states it is reluctant to do business with and has even compiled a list of places it refuses to pay state employees…

President Joe Biden

White House Announces ‘National Month of Action’ To Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations; Partners With Black-Owned Barbershops To Reach Minority Communities

With just over 63% of the country nationwide at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19, President Biden has stepped up efforts to push that number over 70% before the end of the month.  Tyler Pager, Lena H. Sun and John Wagner of The Washington Post reported that by declaring June a…