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Opposition rallies as Georgia House considers LGBT adoption ban

Opposition rallies as Georgia House considers LGBT adoption ban

Opponents of legislation allowing faith-based agencies to ban adoptions and foster care by LGBT people, which has passed the Georgia Senate, plan a rally as criticism of the bill continues to escalate.    READ MORE »

Georgia Senate passes LGBT adoption, foster care ban

Georgia Senate passes LGBT adoption, foster care ban

The Georgia Senate passed a bill on Friday that allows faith-based agencies receiving public funds to ban LGBT people from adopting children or becoming foster parents.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams calls LGBT adoption ban ‘bigoted idea’

Stacey Abrams calls LGBT adoption ban ‘bigoted idea’

Stacey Abrams – a former state lawmaker seeking the Democratic nomination for governor – blasted as 'bigoted' a bill moving through the Georgia Senate that would allow faith-based agencies receiving public funds to ban adoptions and foster care by LGBT people.    READ MORE »

Casey Cagle guarantees LGBT adoption ban will pass Georgia Senate

Casey Cagle guarantees LGBT adoption ban will pass Georgia Senate

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle – the leading Republican candidate for governor – doubled-down on 'religious freedom' legislation and pledged to push through an anti-LGBT adoption and foster care ban that is winding its way through the state Senate.    READ MORE »

Georgia Senate committee approves LGBT adoption ban

Georgia Senate committee approves LGBT adoption ban

A bill that would allow faith-based agencies to receive public funds and ban adoptions and foster care by LGBT people and others was approved by a key committee in the Georgia Senate on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Georgia’s top cop supports LGBT-inclusive hate crime bill

Georgia’s top cop supports LGBT-inclusive hate crime bill

Republican lawmakers vetted their own LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill on Tuesday, a measure that has the backing of Georgia's top law enforcement officer, prosecutors and progressive activists.    READ MORE »

Critics blast Georgia hate crimes bill as tool to persecute Christians

Critics blast Georgia hate crimes bill as tool to persecute Christians

A hate crimes bill that enhances prison sentences for criminals who physically assault LGBT people and protects several other classes of people received a hearing in the Georgia House on Monday.    READ MORE »

LGBT adoption ban moves forward in Georgia Senate

LGBT adoption ban moves forward in Georgia Senate

A 'religious freedom' bill that would allow faith-based agencies to receive public funds and ban adoptions by LGBT people and others cleared a key subcommittee in the Georgia Senate despite staunch criticism and concerns about its legality.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker introduces LGBT adoption, foster care ban

Georgia lawmaker introduces LGBT adoption, foster care ban

Sen. William Ligon introduced a bill that would allow adoption and foster care agencies to ban LGBT people, making good on his promise to push the legislation after it became embroiled in controversy last year.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams talks tough on fighting RFRA, HIV, discrimination as governor

Stacey Abrams talks tough on fighting RFRA, HIV, discrimination as governor

Stacey Abrams delivers a one-two punch to LGBTQ voters, pitching her progressive track record to LGBTQ influencers, then to gay media as the Democrat ramps up her campaign for governor.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams: I’ll fight discrimination, support LGBT equality as governor

Stacey Abrams: I’ll fight discrimination, support LGBT equality as governor

Stacey Abrams – a progressive Democrat running for governor – met with LGBTQ elected officials, activists and influencers on Saturday to talk equality and pitch her campaign to become the state's next leader.    READ MORE »

Gov. Deal: No reason for ‘harmful’ ‘religious freedom’ bill

Gov. Deal: No reason for ‘harmful’ ‘religious freedom’ bill

Gov. Nathan Deal sent a message to religious conservatives and Republican lawmakers who want to pass 'religious freedom' legislation this session: Don't bother.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmakers pledge to introduce anti-LGBT adoption bill

Georgia lawmakers pledge to introduce anti-LGBT adoption bill

The Georgia Senate passed a bill to reform the state's adoption laws after removing anti-LGBT language. But Republican lawmakers promised to introduce a new bill that would allow religious agencies to ban adoptions by LGBT people.    READ MORE »

Fayette commissioners back anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill

Fayette commissioners back anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill

The Fayette County Commission stepped into the contentious debate over 'religious freedom' legislation, voting to support a bill panned by critics as anti-LGBT and a threat to the state's economy.    READ MORE »

Gay entrepreneur launches bid for metro Atlanta Congressional seat

Gay entrepreneur launches bid for metro Atlanta Congressional seat

Adam Wynn – a gay Democrat and self-employed entrepreneur – launched a bid for a metro Atlanta Congressional seat, hoping to unseat an incumbent who has condemned LGBT people and cozied up to supporters who do the same.    READ MORE »

Anti-LGBT activists renew fight for ‘religious freedom’ bill in Georgia

Anti-LGBT activists renew fight for ‘religious freedom’ bill in Georgia

Supporters of anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' legislation rallied at the State Capitol on Tuesday, re-igniting a years-long contentious fight by calling on lawmakers to pass their bill.    READ MORE »

Doraville makes history by swearing in two LGBT City Council members

Doraville makes history by swearing in two LGBT City Council members

Joseph Geierman and Stephe Koontz helped Doraville make history Thursday, giving the City Council two LGBT members for the first time and swearing in the only openly trans elected official in Georgia.    READ MORE »

Republican lawmaker introduces hate crimes bill for Georgia

Republican lawmaker introduces hate crimes bill for Georgia

State Rep. Meagan Hanson – a Republican from Brookhaven – will introduce an LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill and attempt to pass a measure that has failed repeatedly to gain traction in past years.    READ MORE »

Mary Norwood finally concedes Atlanta mayor’s race

Mary Norwood finally concedes Atlanta mayor’s race

Mary Norwood conceded the Atlanta mayor's race to Keisha Lance Bottoms late Wednesday, more than two weeks after Bottoms narrowly won the contest to become the city's 60th chief executive.    READ MORE »

Keisha Lance Bottoms wins Atlanta mayor’s race

Keisha Lance Bottoms wins Atlanta mayor’s race

Keisha Lance Bottoms won the Atlanta mayor's race on Tuesday by a slim 759-vote margin over Mary Norwood in a runoff campaign that split LGBT voters.    READ MORE »

 
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