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Bill to Protect Ala.'s Gay Teachers: DOA

Bill to Protect Ala.'s Gay Teachers: DOA


A lesbian state assemblywoman in Alabama has introduced a bill that would protect LGBT teachers from being fired over their gay or transgender status but the legislation has little chances of passing in the Republican-controlled state house.

Patricia Todd, a Democrat from Birmingham, introduced the bill but says she hasn't yet had time to try to schedule a hearing in the judicial committee. Todd thinks the bill is already "dead," but she plans to keep fighting until similar legislation is passed. Alabama doesn't have workplace protections -- Todd's bill would protect teachers who are perceived to be gay, as well as those who actually are.

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