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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal on religious liberty: ‘I see what’s happening in North Carolina, Mississippi’ Atlanta Journal-Constitution  •  April 13, 2016 Gov. Nathan Deal said the uproar in North Carolina and Mississippi over new laws that critics say curb gay rights should give supporters of the “religious liberty” measure in Georgia second thoughts, and warned that he’s willing to pull out the veto pen again next year if similar legislation
Georgia legislators pass anti-LGBT ‘religious liberty’ bill despite governor’s objection Raw Story  •  March 16, 2016 A religious freedom bill described by opponents as being discriminatory against same-sex couples passed the Georgia state legislature on Wednesday night in an 11th hour vote ahead of the session’s close. The legislation, dubbed the Religious Liberty Bill, still has to be signed by Georgia’s Repu
Backlash may suppress GA religious discrimination bills 11 Alive  •  March 2, 2016 ATLANTA — Opponents of a so-called religious freedom bill that passed the Senate last week say they are cautiously optimistic it won’t become law. This, after opposition has mounted from different parts of the state. A backlash has been underway for days relating to a bill the Senate passed
Georgia Senate Approves ‘License to Discriminate’ The Advocate  •  February 19, 2016 Following an afternoon full of heated debate, the Georgia Senate approved sweeping legislationthat purports to protect individuals and faith-based organizations that oppose marriage equality. The final vote saw 38 senators vote in favor of the bill and 14 against it. The bill now goes back to the H
LGBT Activists Protest Georgia ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill Time  •  February 10, 2016 LGBT rights activists on Tuesday protested a Georgia bill that would grant a religious person the right to not perform a same-sex marriage ceremony. The “Pastor Protection Act” is meant to “reassure the faith community” that people won’t have to perform marriage ceremonies that don’t
City Council in Savannah, Georgia Unanimously Votes for LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections Freedom For All Americans  •  December 10, 2015 Today, December 10, the City Council in Savannah, Georgia voted unanimously to extend employment non-discrimination protections to LGBT city employees and applicants seeking employment. Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham said today: Cities all across our nation and state understand that
Studies Show Billions at Risk for Georgia in ‘Religious Liberty’ Fight Atlanta Journal-Constitution  •  November 19, 2015 Two of Atlanta’s leading business groups say lawmakers have more than a billion reasons not to pass legislation that some believe would allow for discrimination against gay Georgians. And it’s green, as in dollars. For the first time, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Atlanta Convention and Visi
VIDEO: Georgia Equality Launches Video Series Documenting LGBT Discrimination Georgia Equality  •  September 11, 2015 Georgia Equality launced a new video series that features the real stories of Georgians whose lives have been turned upside down because of discrimination they faced in the workplace, simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The series of videos, All Things Being Equal, featur
Georgia GOP Lawmakers Propose Religious Freedom Bill Atlanta Sun Times  •  September 9, 2015 One Georgia senator said he feels vindicated after the Kentucky court clerk was released from jail on Tuesday after denying same-sex marriage licenses. “I feel like this sort of vindicates those of us who’ve been saying for a year and a half now that this law is not about a license to discrimina
Nathan Deal: No Anti-Discrimination Clause for Georgia’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Atlanta Metro Bugle  •  September 2, 2015 Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday that lawmakers should model the proposal for next year’s so-called “religious freedom” bill on the language from the 1993 federal bill, which does not include an anti-discrimination clause. Read more here.