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Georgia House Republicans attack Kennesaw State’s LGBTQ center

Georgia House Republicans attack Kennesaw State’s LGBTQ center

Rep. Earl Ehrhart – one of the most outspoken anti-gay lawmakers in Georgia – led an attack on the LGBTQ center and student programs at Kennesaw State University, questioning its funding and mocking gender neutral pronouns as 'fantasy language.'    READ MORE »

Opponents target two of Georgia’s four LGBTQ lawmakers

Opponents target two of Georgia’s four LGBTQ lawmakers

The four openly LGBTQ lawmakers in the Georgia House are running for re-election, but two of them – Reps. Park Cannon and Sam Park – face opponents and Park is being targeted by Republicans who want to unseat the first-term lawmaker.    READ MORE »

Georgia House committee approves hate crimes bill

Georgia House committee approves hate crimes bill

A hate crimes bill that would protect people based on sexual orientation and gender – though not gender identity – was approved by a key Republican-led committee in the Georgia House on Thursday.    READ MORE »

Notorious homophobe Earl Ehrhart to quit Georgia House

Notorious homophobe Earl Ehrhart to quit Georgia House

Rep. Earl Ehrhart – the longest serving Republican in the Georgia House and its most outspoken anti-LGBT member – has called it quits, announcing that he won't seek a 16th term.    READ MORE »

Deal remains silent on controversial anti-LGBT adoption bill

Deal remains silent on controversial anti-LGBT adoption bill

Gov. Nathan Deal deflected questions about a bill that would ban adoptions and foster care by LGBT people, declining on Monday to discuss the legislation and the controversy surrounding it.    READ MORE »

Opponents lash out at Georgia’s LGBT adoption, foster care ban

Opponents lash out at Georgia’s LGBT adoption, foster care ban

A coalition of opponents to a bill that would allow faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to refuse to serve LGBT parents and children lashed out at the legislation during a rally near the Georgia Capitol.    READ MORE »

‘Walking Dead’s’ Daniel Newman denounces LGBT adoption ban

‘Walking Dead’s’ Daniel Newman denounces LGBT adoption ban

'Walking Dead' actor Daniel Newman is speaking out against an LGBT adoption ban passed by the Georgia Senate, part of a growing chorus of critics from the film and television industries that generated $9.5 billion in economic impact in the state last year.    READ MORE »

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 »

 
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