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AG Strange appointed to Sessions’ former senate seat

MONTGOMERY (Jennifer Davis Rash) — Alabama’s Jeff Sessions will be sworn in as U.S. Attorney General this morning (Feb. 9) and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange will step right into the Sessions’ vacant U.S. Senate seat. Gov. Robert Bentley announced his appointment … Continue reading

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Abortion advocates stymie anti-trafficking proposal

WASHINGTON (BP) — Legislation to bolster efforts to combat human trafficking has fallen victim to abortion rights advocates in the U.S. Senate. The Democratic minority defeated an effort to bring an anti-trafficking bill to the Senate floor March 17 because … Continue reading

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Senate passage of ENDA appears near after 61–30 vote for consideration Nov. 4

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Senate has taken a step that apparently assures it will approve for the first time a bill to grant workplace civil rights on the basis of a person’s homosexual, bisexual or transgender status while, opponents … Continue reading

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Senate defeats treaty opposed by family groups

NASHVILLE (BP) — The U.S. Senate fell short in its bid to ratify a treaty critics charged could subvert parental authority and American sovereignty, as well as expand abortions. Senators voted 61–38 on Dec. 4 for the United Nations Convention … Continue reading

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Breaking News — 37 religious organizations urge Congress to pass anti-discrimination bill

WASHINGTON (ABP) — Thirty-seven faith groups wrote senators June 12 urging passage of a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism coordinated the letter signed by faith … Continue reading

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Breaking News — HB56

Civil disobedience protest against HB56 (anti-immigration law) just ended in front of Alabama Senate. Stay tuned for more updates…

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