Kay Ivey on Families & Children
Churches may decline foster kids to same-sex couples
Legislative Summary: Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act: The Legislature finds:
Legislative Outcome:Passed House 60-14-1 on March 16; passed Senate 23-9-0 on April 18; signed by Gov. Ivey on April 27.
Source: Alabama legislative voting records: HB 24
, Apr 27, 2017
- Alabama provides state licensed child placing services through various state, charitable, religious, and private organizations.
organizations have a lengthy history of providing child placing services.
- The right to free exercise of religion for child placing agencies includes the freedom to refrain from conduct that conflicts with their sincerely held religious beliefs
[such as foster child placement with same-sex couples].
- Because some private entities provide child placing services have no religious beliefs, the religiously-compelled inability of the entities to provide child placement will not prevent any
particular individual from alternative equal access to child placing services.
Support Alabama Girls State patriotism & Americanism
Alabama Girls State is one of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs presented in the US. Girls State is a week-long, fun-filled, hands-on learning opportunity for the best and brightest young women in the State of Alabama.
The program is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.
The program epitomizes the American Legion Auxiliary's mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women as future leaders grounded
in patriotism and Americanism. The young women become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the state and national levels. The program is an immersion learning experience of learning, experience,
memories, and friendships last a lifetime.
Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey was fortunate to attend Alabama Girls State as a rising High School Senior and the first Alabama Girls State Alumnus to be elected to a statewide constitutional office in Alabama.
Source: Alabama Lt. Gov. official website, "Initiatives"
, Apr 7, 2017
Page last updated: Feb 21, 2018