Going Gay Crazy in Alabama
Apologies for the long gap in messages on this blog, but one resolution for 2005 is to restart it. And what better way than this story from the crazy legislators inAlabama:
From an Alabama Crimson & White story, http://www.cw.ua.edu/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/01/10/41e250508a21d:
a House bill prefiled by Rep. Gerald Allen, R-Cottondale, for next month's legislative session that would prohibit the use of public funds for activities that "sanction, recognize, foster or promote a lifestyle or actions prohibited by the sodomy and sexual misconduct laws of the state."
HB30, if it were to become law, would prohibit use of public facilities for performances of plays with gay characters, such as "A Chorus Line," in addition to works by gay authors such as Oscar Wilde. Books written by gay authors or books that have gay characters, as well as textbooks referencing homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle, would also be banned from state-funded schools and libraries.
Of course, such a law is blatantly unconstitutional and utterly silly and stupid. But the mere fact that people are proposing it should alarm us all.