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Alabama Law Makers Pass Controversial Bill

Alabama legislators have approved a controversial bill, SB129, on Tuesday, targeting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in public schools and universities. If signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey, the bill would forbid the funding and maintenance of such programs across educational institutions in the state.

Additionally, SB129 mandates public universities to designate restrooms based solely on an individual’s biological sex, as indicated on their original birth certificate.

The bill’s passage reflects a broader trend among conservative lawmakers nationwide, who are pushing to curtail the rights of transgender and LGBTQ individuals.

This legislative move comes in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn affirmative action, further intensifying debates surrounding equality and inclusion in various spheres of society.

With SB129 now awaiting Governor Ivey’s signature, it is widely anticipated to become law. Its implications extend beyond Alabama’s borders, adding fuel to the ongoing national discourse on LGBTQ rights and the role of DEI programs in educational settings.