potty wars

Georgia ACLU chief quits over trans potty fight

The leader of the ACLU of Georgia quit in a huff over transgender equality, complaining that the organization tried to silence her when she complained that the non-profit put the fight for trans rights ahead of other equality efforts.

Deal: Lawsuit over trans bathrooms ‘appropriate’

Gov. Nathan Deal defended a lawsuit in which Georgia and 10 other states sued to block guidelines concerning transgender students and restrooms, calling it an 'appropriate' response to 'federal overreach.'

Georgia sues to block trans student bathrooms

Georgia has joined 10 other states in suing the federal government over new guidelines concerning transgender students, less than two weeks after Gov. Nathan Deal topped short of endorsing such a suit.

Georgia school chief: Ignore new trans guidelines

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods told school chiefs to ignore new federal guidelines about protecting transgender students and offered to help any school district that wants to fight them.

Protest of trans restrooms fizzles in Gwinnett

A Tea Party protest of providing gender-neutral restrooms for trans students in Gwinnett fizzled on Thursday, despite the conservative group's effort to flood a school board meeting with their complaints.

Georgia schools chief ready to brawl over trans restrooms

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods said his agency would 'carefully consider' what to do with new federal guidelines about transgender students and restrooms. But his incendiary response indicated that trans students will come out on the losing end.

Deal, Olens blast transgender bathroom rules

Gov. Nathan Deal and Attorney General Sam Olens blasted new federal guidelines concerning trans students, but stopped short of challenging it in court as other Georgia Republicans have demanded.

Georgia GOP demands lawsuit to block trans restroom rules

Republicans in the Georgia Senate, still smarting over a veto of an anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill, found a new cause to vent their anti-LGBT anger: filing a lawsuit to block new federal guidelines on transgender students.

Transgender bathroom backlash grows in Georgia

Conservative lawmakers in Georgia exploded in rage over new federal guidelines about transgender access to restrooms and the state's top educator said the guidance creates 'safety concerns.'

Trans students attacked as ‘perverts’ in North Georgia

A transgender student described the beatings he faced from classmates at Fannin County High School. But that didn't stop a crowd of hundreds from cheering on other speakers who called LGBT people 'perverts' and 'pedophiles' that threaten the safety of students.

Georgia lawmaker wants anti-gay bill in 2017

State Sen. Josh McKoon – ever the optimist when it comes to drafting anti-gay legislation – found the upside in a new poll that shows more people agreed with the veto of an anti-gay bill than disagreed with it.

Fight over trans restrooms erupts in North Georgia

Some parents in Blue Ridge are angry that transgender students might use restrooms with their children and are protesting to protect 'their Christian values.'