Tag: Robert Bentley

S.C. Senate Votes to Remove Flag, Awaits House

UPDATE: On Monday afternoon, the South Carolina voted 37-3 in favor of removing the flag. Now the state awaits the vote from the House. On Monday, South Carolina lawmakers began the debate regarding the Confederate flag and its place at the state’s Capitol South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for…

Alabama Physically Removes Confederate Flags Without Delay

While South Carolina’s state legislators debated whether to debate taking down the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, Alabama’s governor directed the four flags flying over a memorial in his state’s Capitol grounds be removed — and by Wednesday morning they were gone. “This is the right thing to do,” Alabama…

Alabama Courts Continue Same-Gender Marriage Fight

The Alabama Supreme Court, in particular Chief Justice Roy Moore, continues to fight the legalization of same-gender marriage, and it’s leading some to compare Moore and current Governor Robert Bentley to segregationist Governor George Wallace. On Tuesday, the Alabama Supreme Court once again ignored orders from the U.S. Supreme Court…