Gerald Allen (politician)
|Member of the Alabama Senate|
from the 15th district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Phil Poole|
|Member of the Alabama House of Representatives|
from the 62nd district
|Succeeded by||John Merrill|
|Born||February 8, 1950|
|Political party||Democratic (before 1995)|
Allen was first elected to the Alabama House in 1994. In 2005, Allen proposed Alabama House Bill 30 (HB30), which would have banned public school libraries from purchasing books by gay authors or with gay characters. The bill did not become law.
Allen defeated incumbent Phil Poole, a Democrat, in the 2010 elections to the Alabama Senate. In 2011, Allen proposed a bill to ban Sharia law. He sponsored a 2014 amendment to the Alabama Constitution banning "foreign law".
In May 2019, he voted to make abortion a crime at any stage in a pregnancy, with no exemptions for cases of rape or incest.
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- "Tuscaloosa County delegation switches to GOP". TuscaloosaNews.com.
- "Ballot measure would block "foreign law" in Alabama". The Anniston Star.
- Lyman, Brian (April 27, 2017). "House approves historic monument bill after heated debate". The Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
- Durkin, Erin; Benwell, Max (May 15, 2019). "These 25 white men – all Republicans – just voted to ban abortion in Alabama". The Guardian.