Alabama's Homophobia Costs a University $15 Million

A gay couple who are both devoted alumni of the University of Alabama have scrapped their plans to bequeath their multimillion dollar estate to the school. Elliott Mitchell and Clark West, who donated $1 million to the school a decade ago, say they can't support a state institution while a same-sex marriage ban… » 3/17/15 6:00pm 3/17/15 6:00pm

Son of Anti-Gay Alabama Judge Roy Moore Arrested on Drug Charges 

The son of Roy Moore, Albama's furiously anti-gay and pro-Ten Commandments chief justice, has been arrested on drug charges. » 3/16/15 10:00pm 3/16/15 10:00pm

Now Alabama Is Looking Into Harper Lee's Mental Health [UPDATE]

The controversy over Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman is just not done being depressing. According to the latest report the state of Alabama is investigating, after the whole affair prompted at least one person to file a complaint alleging possible elder abuse. » 3/12/15 3:00pm 3/12/15 3:00pm

Anti-Gay Alabama Judge Roy Moore Swears He Has Lots of Gay Friends

Earlier this week, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore tried a last-ditch, unsuccessful effort to stop gay marriage in the state, directing state and officials and employees to just not grant marriage licenses, in defiance of a recent federal ruling. But Moore, who has called homosexuality "evil," wants you to know all… » 2/12/15 1:10pm 2/12/15 1:10pm

If You're Giving Birth in Alabama, Better Be Ready for a Long Car Ride

A report on points to the alarming fact that only 17 out of 54 counties in Alabama contain hospitals where a woman can deliver a baby. This is a sharp decrease from 1980, when 46 out of 54 counties in the state offered L&D services. » 2/11/15 7:30pm 2/11/15 7:30pm

Alabama Chief Justice Tells Judges to Deny Gay Marriage Licenses

Albama's chief justice Judge Roy. S. Moore — once declared Man of the Year by Ann Coulter — issued a late-night order Sunday to the state's local officials, banning them from granting marriage licenses to gay couples. Same-sex marriages were set to begin in the state today, after Alabama's ban on gay marriage was… » 2/09/15 9:30am 2/09/15 9:30am

Lesbian Legislator Gets Death Threats After Considering Exposing Affairs

Representative Patricia Todd of Birmingham, Alabama has recently received death threats after threatening to expose the extramarital affairs of colleagues. She singled out those who responded to the federal court ruling striking down Alabama's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage with "family values." » 1/31/15 5:15pm 1/31/15 5:15pm

Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban in Alabama

A U.S. district judge struck down Alabama's ban on gay marriage after two Mobile women sued the state for refusing to recognize their California marriage. Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand, who have been together almost 15 years, sought legal recourse after Alabama denied Searcy's petition to legally adopt the couple's… » 1/24/15 11:10am 1/24/15 11:10am

Here's the State With the Highest Teacher to Student Sex Ratio

The holder of this dubious distinction will likely not surprise you, but, fortunately for one state in this fine union, it's not Florida this time. » 1/16/15 11:00am 1/16/15 11:00am

Daily Show's Jessica Williams Stupendously Pisses Off 'Fetal Attorney'

HB 494, Alabama's new parental consent law regarding abortion is, as we've noted before, uniquely heinous, given that it allows fetuses to be appointed a guardian ad litem to "represent the interests of the unborn child during certain proceedings" as the text of the law puts it. Yep, that would be a lawyer who argues… » 1/16/15 10:45am 1/16/15 10:45am

Did This OSU Fan Get Caught On Live TV With Her Sidepiece?

Ohio State and Alabama played a legendary New Year's Day game, in which OSU trounced Alabama in a 42-35 upset, carrying the Buckeyes to the championships or whatever. That's terrific news for OSU fans—except, perhaps, this woman, whose presence was caught on television and who may have just been caught creepin' on… » 1/02/15 10:50am 1/02/15 10:50am

Alabama Abortion Law Assigns Lawyers to the Fetuses of Pregnant Teens

Alabama, eager to be the national leader in something besides painkiller prescriptions, had a parental consent law go into effect this summer that goes further than any other state in dehumanizing and humiliating abortion-seeking teens who don't want to get their parents involved. A girl who doesn't want to or cannot… » 10/03/14 12:20pm 10/03/14 12:20pm

Federal Court Strikes Down Yet Another Restrictive Anti-Choice Law

More bad news for tricksy anti-abortion lawmakers: today, a federal court ruled unconstitutional an Alabama law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Had the law gone into effect, all but two abortion clinics in the state would have been forced to close. » 8/04/14 6:40pm 8/04/14 6:40pm

Alabama Finally Legalizes Oral and Anal Sex

On Friday, an Alabama appeals court struck down a law banning consensual oral and anal sex between unmarried persons. All over the state, people celebrated by continuing to mind their own goddamn sex-business in the privacy of their own homes. » 6/17/14 2:40pm 6/17/14 2:40pm

Woman Catfishes Niece, Learns That Niece Wants Her Dead

Would that the Catfish team had gotten this on camera: An young Alabama woman allegedly asked a man she met on Facebook to kill her aunt, her aunt's family and her aunt's dog. Twist: The "man" was actually her aunt, who'd created a fake Facebook account to check up on her niece's Internet activities. » 6/11/14 11:40am 6/11/14 11:40am

Alabama Lawmaker Bets Whites Won't Adopt Black Children; It Backfires

Meanwhile, down south in Alabama: A bunch of white adoptive parents of black children are very angry, after an African American Democrat in the state legislature suggested in the middle of an abortion debate that whites would never adopt black children, anyway. » 4/11/14 6:00pm 4/11/14 6:00pm

Dem: 99% of Pro-Life Whites Would Make Daughters Abort Biracial Babies

Earlier this week, the legislature of the great state of Alabama — a state that has, for as long as I can remember, been a national leader in such brag fodder as infant mortality rate, illiteracy, and old-timey racism — passed four anti abortion laws that I'm legally required to describe as "draconian." During the… » 3/06/14 12:00pm 3/06/14 12:00pm

Alabama Football Star Kenyan Drake Thinks Women Can't Follow Football

Oof. I warn you, this one is a doozy. University of Alabama running back Kenyan Drake took to Twitter today and for some reason posted this hot mess of nonsense about women and sports. It really will make your brain hurt, so fair warning. » 1/20/14 11:28pm 1/20/14 11:28pm

Prancing Elites Will Perform On New Year's Eve, Just Not In A Parade

The Prancing Elites, aka the greatest thing to come out of Alabama since Harper Lee, will not be allowed to walk in a New Year's Eve parade they were scheduled to attend, as fallout from their supposedly "shocking" but really totally awesome Christmas parade performance continues. » 12/27/13 12:00pm 12/27/13 12:00pm