Religious Objection Language Stalls Adoption Bill in Georgia

Religious Objection Language Stalls Adoption Bill in Georgia

Written by Don Byrd The final days of the Georgia Legislative session ended without producing a measure intended to modernize the state’s adoption laws. The bill stalled after the State Senate amended the bill (HB 159) to include a broad exemption from...
Alabama Legislature Passes Child Placement Refusal Bill

Alabama Legislature Passes Child Placement Refusal Bill

Written by Don Byrd Via Religion Clause, the Alabama legislature this week sent HB 24, the Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act to newly sworn Governor Kay Ivey for her signature. The bill would allow a child placement service that receives no federal or state...
Alabama Governor Signs Student Religious Liberty Bill into Law

Alabama Governor Signs Student Religious Liberty Bill into Law

Written by Don Byrd Alabama Governor Robert Bentley yesterday signed HB 1, the Alabama Student Religious Liberties Act, into law. The Act requires school districts to create student religious expression policies that guarantee a student’s religious viewpoint...