Alabama’s fat vs muscle debate is heating up again.
After a month of controversy, Governor Kay Ivey has announced a new bill that will make it illegal to eat or drink in public.
This will make Alabama one of the first states in the nation to pass this law.
The bill, which has not been officially introduced yet, would be the latest in a long line of fat vs. muscle battles in Alabama.
In 2015, the state became the first to pass a “fat-shaming” law, making it a felony to publicly shame people with weight problems.
In 2018, a judge ruled that Alabama’s “fat shaming” law was unconstitutional, and the governor later appealed.
The law remains on the books in 2018, but the state has already passed a new law that will also make it a crime to publicly criticize fat people.
This year, the Alabama legislature passed a bill that banned public nudity in public, and a year earlier, a bill made it a misdemeanor to post images of people in a public restroom that are “in poor taste.”
But this year, after years of debate, the legislature repealed those two laws and made public nudity illegal again.
So why are Alabama’s new laws so controversial?
The state has always been known for its strict anti-fat law, and now a fat person will be able to be charged with public indecency for posting images of themselves in public places.
But critics say the new law, which makes it a hate crime to express a preference for fat bodies, is just another way to make fat people feel unsafe.
“This bill is a huge step backwards in fighting obesity and keeping us all healthy and safe.
It is just a continuation of the past,” said Dr. Andrew R. Flegal, a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in a statement.
“It sends a message that fat people are the ones who should be ashamed, not people who are overweight or obese.”
While Alabama’s law is being pushed by state officials and the conservative Christian right, many are wondering why it’s being so controversial.
It’s easy to find people on social media who agree with the governor’s decision, including one person who has been banned from the state because of his fat stance.
“I’m going to be honest, I don’t care who you are or what your politics are.
I’m not going to judge you based on your body size,” said the woman on Facebook.
“I’m just going to make it absolutely clear that I will not be celebrating this new law and will continue to fight to make sure Alabama remains a state that is a safe place for everyone to live and raise a family.”
“This is just one more example of the state of Alabama attempting to marginalize the LGBT community,” said Chris Sacca, a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, in an email to Breitbart News.
“This bill seems like a good way to go about it but it is not a good solution.
The idea that anyone would be able and willing to celebrate fatness and celebrate fat people’s bodies with the support of the governor is absurd.
This is not the way to move forward.
The people who support this new fat shaming law are the people who have a problem with the idea that fatness is a bad thing, that it should be discouraged, and that fat bodies should be the ones that are punished.”
Kay Iveson has declared that “I will not tolerate discrimination based on body size.”