Alabama Attempts to Ban Lesbian, Gay College Groups from Receiving State Funds

The state of Alabama asked a federal appeals court to uphold a 1992 Alabama law banning funds for any campus group that “fosters or promotes a lifestyle or actions prohibited by the (state’s) sodomy and sexual misconduct laws” in order to keep lesbian and gay campus groups from receiving state funds. Last year, a federal district judge ruled that the 1992 law violated the First Amendment. The law was challenged by the ACLU on behalf of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Alliance at the University of South Alabama which lost members and funding due to the law. There was no projected date of a ruling by the appeals court.


: Reuters - January 28, 1997

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