Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Alabama lies to its schoolkids

Back in 2003, the US Supreme Court struck down anti-sodomy laws with Lawrence v. Texas. But despite this, Alabama still has a law on its books requiring teachers running sex education classes to tell students "that homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state."

The good news is that there's now a push to repeal it. The question is whether Alabama state legislators will recognise that times (and the law) have changed, or insist that teachers continue to tell lies to children in order to promote bigot "values".