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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Peach State.

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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: As the Nation Pushes Back, Lawmakers Quietly Abandon Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 26, 2016, 5:03 pm While we took big steps forward in defeating anti-LGBT measures this week, however, several heinous bills are dangerously close to becoming law. Here's a look:
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Religious Exemption Bill in Georgia Endangers State’s $6 Billion Film Industry

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2016, 1:09 pm All of that work to build up the entertainment industry in Georgia is in jeopardy because of a hugely overreaching bill that arms any individual, business, or organization with a License to Discriminate.
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Georgia Senate Approves Far-Reaching Bill Targeting LGBT People

By Adam Polaski • February 19, 2016, 4:24 pm Today, February 19, after three hours of debate and weeks of people from across the state decrying this discriminatory legislation, the Georgia Senate voted to advance a sweeping anti-LGBT discrimination bill by a 38-14 vote.
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Georgia Lawmakers Intensify Anti-LGBT Bills; Consequences Are Now More Damaging than RFRA

By Adam Polaski • February 18, 2016, 10:54 am As amended this week, the bill – the misleadingly-titled "First Amendment Defense Act" – allows any taxpayer funded, faith-based nonprofit or agency to deny all services based on religious beliefs.
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Virginia and Georgia Lawmakers Advance Bills Allowing for Broad Discrimination Against LGBT People

By Adam Polaski • February 17, 2016, 9:06 am Freedom for All Americans calls on elected officials in Virginia, Georgia, and South Dakota to reject these discriminatory bills that single out LGBT people and others for harm.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: With Anti-LGBT Bills Advancing, Here’s How We’re Pushing Back

By Adam Polaski • February 13, 2016, 12:06 pm This week, several anti-LGBT bills advanced – and momentum continued to build as fair-minded Americans voiced clear commitment to the fight.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Where Pro-LGBT Bills and Discriminatory Legislation Advanced

By Adam Polaski • February 4, 2016, 3:31 pm We're in the middle of legislative sessions in nearly every state in the country – and as legislators debate vital issues for their local communities, LGBT issues and bills related to non-discrimination protections have emerged as significant priorities.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Legislatures Across the Country Consider LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 28, 2016, 6:23 pm It's been a busy week for the movement to win LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections – and defend against attempts to codify discrimination into state statute. Here's a look at what's going on in state legislatures.

A 10 Year Journey to Tell Her Own Story

April 15, 2015, 4:09 pm When she first read – in an encyclopedia – about what “transgender” meant, Ja’briel Walthour says she finally had a word for what she’d been experiencing her whole life.
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