Alabama has a tepid relationship towards LGBT rights. Legal since Lawrence v. Gender identity discrimination, however, is prohibited by federal law, through a ruling of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Alabama since June 26,when the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Obergefell v. Alabama is one of the few states to have a law protecting the right of faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to place a child with a certain couple or individual due to the agency's religious beliefs.
Same-Sex Adoption in Alabama
Sexual orientation in public employment. On April 24,State Representative Alvin Holmes introduced HBa bill that would have added sexual orientation to the list of hate crime categories. More than half of states allow both partners in a same-sex couple to obtain parental rights. In JanuaryAlabama Chief Justice Roy Moore ordered probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, stating that the Obergefell ruling did not apply to Alabama. The city of Birmingham prohibits all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
More than half of states allow both partners in a same-sex couple to obtain parental rights. A Georgia court had given parental rights during that time to VL, who has no biological relationship to the children. LGBT rights in the state are limited in comparison to other states. By Lana Hawkins Posted on December 31, Show 25 25 50 All. Order by newest oldest recommendations.