Gov. Kay Ivey signs bill protecting Confederate monuments

"The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 is not about preserving our state’s history, but about protecting Confederate monuments that celebrate white supremacy and a time in which an entire race was enslaved and oppressed.
"By signing this bill, Gov. Kay Ivey indicates that lauding white supremacy is more important than demonstrating equality for all Alabamians." — SPLC Legal Director Rhonda Brownstein
Local governments could not move a monument in place for at least 40 years.