"The views espoused by Free2Be, nor the extension of a grant to the program, do not represent Governor Ivey's personal views and simply represent a requirement and demand from the federal government", the statement concludes".
"LGBTQ issues still continue to be highly negative here in the state of Alabama, more so than anywhere else, so if you're looking for a way to chip away at a big-time front runner this is a good divisive issue to do it", said Jackson. "I am sick of closeted elected officials".
A spokesman from Ivey's office responded to Todd's allegation as "a disgusting lie".
"The information revealed to voters today epitomizes everything that's wrong with Montgomery politics", Dawson said about money being spent on counseling for domestic violence victims.
Dawson went on to say that by awarding the money, "we've placed one worldview over another" and "betrayed Alabama values".
Ivey, who signed a bill past year that allowed adoption agencies to refuse LGBTQ parents, responded that the money was from the federal government and had to be given to the organization.
"I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to have a Republican in the United States Senate to vote on things like the Supreme Court justices, other appointments the Senate has to confirm and make major decisions", she claimed.
"Let me be clear, the Ivey administration has betrayed Alabama's values by giving almost $1 million of taxpayer dollars to Free2Be, an activist organization, which promotes transgenderism and alternative lifestyles to Alabama children", said Dawson.
This led to former Alabama lawmaker Patricia Todd tweeting a statement that Governor Ivey is gay. Earlier this year, she received a standing ovation on her last day in the state house of representatives.
"She's a professional paid left-wing political activist". "The Nobel Committee should act quickly in affirming President Trump's nomination and should give him the Nobel Peace Prize, which he certainly deserves".
Alabama's primary elections are on June 5.
She also said the grants awarded to Free2Be were federally mandated and that the money came from criminal seizures, and not taxpayer dollars.