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Alabama lawmakers approve education rule similar to Florida law


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The Alabama State Legislature passed a bill similar to Florida’s Parental Rights Act that prohibits specific lessons or discussions about sexuality and gender identity for children in kindergarten through the fifth year.

The bill, which originally sought to standardize the use of public school restrooms and locker rooms based on biological sex, has been amended to reflect Florida law. The amendment was introduced Thursday by State Senator Shay Shelnutt.

“We don’t think it’s appropriate to talk about homosexuality and gender identity in schools, they should be taught math,” Shelnutt said, according to news outlet AL.com.

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A government building in Montgomery, the capital of Alabama.

“Make no mistake, this legislation is part of a systematic and growing attack on trans people, especially trans youth, in all aspects of life,” said the Alabama chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union in a statement.

The state Senate passed the amended bill 25 to 5.

“Passing this bill sends a message to vulnerable transgender youth that they are neither welcome nor accepted in their communities,” the statement added. “It also exposes school districts and the state to costly litigation and the potential loss of federal education funding.”

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Alabama lawmakers approve education rule similar to Florida law

Governor Ron DeSantis speaks during the welcome segment of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida on February 26, 2021.
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the Florida The bill backed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that bans the teaching of sexuality and gender theory from kindergarten through third grade is widely popular despite repeated attempts by Democrats to label it the bill ” Don’t Say Gay”, according to the polls.

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Polls from Morning Consult, Politico, Florida Politics and others show the Parental Rights in Education Bill, which passed the Legislature on March 8, has strong support, sometimes even among Registered Democrats.

About 52% of Democratic-leaning voters responded that they did not approve of such education, with only 36% of those polled expressing support for K-3 teaching about sexuality. Twelve percent said they weren’t sure.

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