- January 31, 2018
The Alabama Legislature returned to Montgomery on Jan. 9 for the final legislative session before statewide elections begin in June.
After a 2017 legislative session in which Governor Kay Ivey signed an anti-LGBTQ adoption bill into law, the 2018 session could be a much less contentious session when it comes to LGBTQ equality. As is the case around many Southern states this winter, legislators weary from anti-equality losses and anxious about upcoming elections are withholding many anti-LGBTQ bills considered in previous sessions.
In an Alabama still reeling from now-Senator Doug Jones’ victory over disgraced former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, legislators are waking to the power of the more than 200,000 equality voters across the state. Equality voters—a voting block comprised of not only the 60,000 LGBTQ voters across Alabama, but our allies who stand on the right side of history—will be taking that power to the polls again in 2018 as we elect state legislators and statewide leadership.
HRC Alabama invites equality voters across Alabama to join HRC and Equality Alabama on Wednesday, Feb. 28 for our Equality Lobby Day at the Alabama State House. This will be an opportunity to meet with lawmakers running for reelection and to tell them why equality matters to you, your family, and community.
The HRC Alabama team is glad to be on the ground in Montgomery each legislative day working to protect our progress. We hope you’ll consider joining us on Feb. 28.