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Georgia: Metro Atlanta court begins marrying same-sex couples

Friday, June 26, 2015
Shawn Brown, left, and Christian Marasko hold hands as they are married during a mass wedding at the Fulton County Government Center Friday, June 26, 2015, in Atlanta.
A court in Atlanta started marrying gay couples Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Georgia church posts sign calling for death to gay people

Friday, May 1, 2015
Pastor Robert Lee of The Ten Commandments church in Milledgeville, Ga.
The sign for The Ten Commandments church in Milledgeville, Ga., reads “Homosexuality is a Death Worthy Crime.” ...

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Gay student attacked at Atlanta school says he’s victim of constant bullying

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Timothy Jefferson
“Everyone knows I’m gay,” says 16-year-old Timothy Jefferson, who says he’s been constantly harassed and bullied by other students during his two years at the school where he’s studying to one day become an interior designer or a musician. ...

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Georgia prison officials change transgender inmate policy

Friday, April 10, 2015
Georgia prison officials are changing how they treat inmates with gender identity conditions, just days after the U.S. Justice Department weighed in on a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner. ...

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15 states urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans

Monday, April 6, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers. ...

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Georgia lawmakers adjourn without vote on religious freedom bill

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Georgia state capitol in Atlanta
Georgia lawmakers finished the year's legislative session Thursday evening without considering a religious freedom bill similar to those in Indiana and Arkansas that became a flashpoint for a debate about discrimination against gays. ...

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Georgia House committee cancels meeting to decide fate of ‘religious freedom’ bill

Monday, March 30, 2015
Georgia state capitol in Atlanta
A Georgia House committee has cancelled a meeting that was scheduled to occur on Monday morning, leaving the future of the state's "religious liberty" bill in doubt. ...

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Georgia religious freedom bill stalls in House committee

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to table the bill after nine members backed anti-discrimination language proposed by Rep. Mike Jacobs, a Brookhaven Republican. ...

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Divisive religious freedom bill sent to full Georgia House committee

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Georgia state capitol in Atlanta
Members of a Georgia House panel made some changes to a divisive "religious freedom" bill, but left opponents who say it could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people dissatisfied. ...

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Georgia school superintendent confirms he’s gay after local media outs him for using Grindr

Sunday, March 22, 2015
A Georgia school superintendent has confirmed he is gay after reports surfaced in local media that he had used the gay hook-up app Grindr. ...

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