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Gov. Deal expands medical marijuana law to include AIDS

A bill that expands Georgia's medical marijuana program to include people with AIDS and five other conditions was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal.    READ MORE »


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A trio of anti-LGBT politicians asks Georgians to promote them

The race among Georgia Republicans for the state's two top elected positions is turning into a crowded collection of anti-LGBT candidates. Welcome to the party, David Shafer and Hunter Hill.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta City Council candidate defends anti-LGBT support

Cory Ruth pledged to be a strong advocate for LGBT issues and the fight against HIV despite a slate of anti-LGBT supporters backing his campaign for Atlanta City Council.    READ MORE »


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Casey Cagle: I won’t stand for discrimination as governor

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle – who has long championed discrimination against LGBT people – said he won't stand for discrimination against anyone as he launched his bid to become Georgia's next governor.    READ MORE »


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Meet the gay community activist running for Atlanta City Council

Tyai Green – a community activist and former leader of the organization that hosts Atlanta Black Gay Pride – is running for Atlanta City Council and campaigning to unseat a two-term incumbent.    READ MORE »


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Georgia school chief aims at trans students in re-election bid

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods – who last year blasted protections for transgender students – is again targeting LGBT students as he kicks off his re-election campaign.    READ MORE »


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Even his anti-LGBT friends are mad at this anti-gay Georgia senator

State Sen. William Ligon earned the scorn of lawmakers and progressives alike when his anti-LGBT antics killed a popular adoption bill in the Georgia legislature. Now, even Ligon's anti-gay political bedmates are criticizing him.    READ MORE »


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Jon Ossoff gets hero’s welcome during LGBT gala

Jon Ossoff received a hero's welcome on Saturday, generating buzz and getting mobbed by supporters as he and other candidates took part in the 30th Annual HRC Gala Dinner & Auction.    READ MORE »


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Ossoff v. Handel runoff highlights big divide on LGBT issues

Democrat Jon Ossoff came close to a stunning upset in a suburban Atlanta Congressional District but now faces Karen Handel in a runoff that pits two candidates who are quite different on LGBT issues.    READ MORE »


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Anti-gay lawmaker complains of being harassed

Rep. Earl Ehrhart – the Georgia lawmaker who has trolled sexual assault victims, ridiculed political opponents and mocked LGBT people – has complained to police that he's being harassed through email and social media.    READ MORE »


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Meet the gay Democrat agitating for change in South Georgia

The young gay Democrat and party activist targeted by a former Georgia lawmaker last year over his "lifestyle" hasn't slowed down since the controversy, setting his political ambitions high and hoping to make a difference in his South Georgia hometown.    READ MORE »


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Jon Ossoff stirs LGBT excitement in Georgia special election

A Democrat and first-time candidate is sparking excitement – and more than a little hope – among LGBT and progressive voters in Atlanta's traditionally conservative 6th Congressional District.    READ MORE »


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Anti-gay lawmakers dig in, kill Georgia adoption bill

Lawmakers in the Georgia Senate who backed an anti-LGBT measure helped tank an adoption bill in the closing minutes of the legislative session to avoid the bill passing without their discrimination provision.    READ MORE »


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Georgia House approves adoption bill without LGBT ban

The Georgia House – frustrated with Republican senators who hijacked a popular adoption bill with an anti-LGBT amendment – passed another version of the legislation on Tuesday.    READ MORE »


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Josh McKoon defends ‘religious freedom’ amendment

Sen. Josh McKoon, the Republican lawmaker who has pushed for anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' bills for several years, defended his political maneuvering late Tuesday that tried to attach his legislation to another bill.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Senate makes last-minute push for anti-LGBT bill

Two Republican senators made a last-ditch effort to push through an anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' bill late Tuesday, another in a string of legislative tricks to try and get the measure passed.    READ MORE »


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Georgia lawmakers poised to study HIV decriminalization

Advocates for decriminalizing HIV in Georgia saw small wins last week as two measures from state lawmakers that would create committees to study the issue moved closer to passage.    READ MORE »


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House expands medical marijuana law to include AIDS

The Georgia House on Tuesday easily approved legislation expanding access to medical marijuana to include people with AIDS and five other conditions.    READ MORE »


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GOP lawmaker introduces bill to protect LGBT state workers

A Republican lawmaker from Cobb introduced legislation that would protect LGBT state employees, but he left LGBT people out of a second civil rights bill that bans discrimination in public accommodations.    READ MORE »


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Anti-LGBT amendment kills Georgia adoption bill

The Georgia Senate committee tasked with reconsidering an anti-LGBT amendment it added to a bill declined on Thursday, tanking a bill that would modernize state adoption laws.    READ MORE »

 
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