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June 09, 2016

A federal judge ruled this week that Alabama officials must abide by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage despite contrary statements by the Alabama Supreme Court– a victory for the SPLC and other civil rights groups that fought to secure marriage equality in the state.

Features and Stories
May 04, 2016

The city of Oxford, Alabama, repealed an ordinance today that made it a crime for transgender people to use the public restroom that matches their gender identity. Earlier, the SPLC and ACLU demanded the city repeal the ordinance, or risk legal action.

Features and Stories
March 16, 2016

An agreement has been reached with the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to ensure that prisoners with disabilities receive treatment and services required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If approved by the judge, the settlement will resolve part of a federal lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) over inadequate care of inmates.

Features and Stories
August 12, 2015

Fewer Alabamians will see minor traffic fines turn into a nightmarish cycle of court debt and incarceration after dozens of municipalities cut ties with Judicial Correction Services and other private ‘probation’ companies.

Features and Stories
June 29, 2015

Religious beliefs do not give Alabama probate judges license to pick and choose among the various functions their office is authorized to perform, including same-sex marriages. If they feel that there is a conflict between their responsibilities and their conscience, the solution is simple –they should resign. It's the only honorable thing to do.

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