April 26, 2016

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today urged the leadership of the Alabama House of Representatives to allow all House members to vote on a hate crimes bill by sending it to the House floor.  House Bill 413, which is eligible for such a vote, would amend Alabama’s existing hate crimes law by covering persons victimized because…
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April 15, 2016

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today applauded Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam for vetoing HB 65, a bill that would have designated the Bible as the State’s official book. The state’s Attorney General, Herbert Slatery III, had warned lawmakers that the law would violate both the U.S. Constitution and the state’s constitution. Mark Moskowitz, ADL Southeast Regional…
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April 14, 2016

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was deeply disturbed to learn that participants at the U.S. Universities Debating Championship at Morehouse College in Atlanta last weekend were challenged to justify Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israeli civilian “targets.” According to reports, some participants and students in the championship walked out in protest after the debate proposition, “This House…
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April 5, 2016

Calling a Tennessee bill designating the Holy Bible as the state’s official book “trivializing, exclusionary and unconstitutional,” the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today urged the Governor of Tennessee to veto the legislation.  The state Senate on Monday approved the legislation with a 19-8 vote, sending the bill to Gov. Bill Haslam’s desk for approval. Mark Moskowitz,…
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March 28, 2016

In response to Governor Deal’s decision to veto HB 757, Mark Moskowitz, ADL SE Region Director, issued the following statement: The Anti-Defamation League applauds Governor Deal’s decision to be on the right side of history by vetoing House Bill 757.  This unjust legislation would have authorized discrimination against LGBT people and others in the marketplace,…
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