The state of Alabama banned gay marriage way back in 2006, but only recently started to work on outlawing bestiality (sexual contact with animals) with a few exceptions.
People who work in animal husbandry or in a veterinary practice will be exempt from Senate Bill 151 because they have to examine and/or handle an animal's sex organs for medical and legitimate purposes, notes AL.com.
The bill passed the Alabama Senate 20-1 on Thursday and will head to the state’s House for approval.
The one vote against the bill was because of a common procedure in the legislature.
State Sen. Tom Whatley sponsored Senate Bill 151, which would make it a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, reports the Times Daily.
If it passes, Alabama will join 14 other states and Washington D.C. in banning bestiality.