Georgia is the 4th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on January 2, 1788. The state capital is Atlanta, which is also its largest city.
LGBT Rights in Georgia: Constitutional Amendment 1, enacted in 2004, prohibits state-level legal recognition of same-sex marriage. Georgia law does not protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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The former chief of Atlanta's fire department has filed a federal complaint alleging that the city discriminated against him when he was fired for publishing a book that contained offensive comments on homosexuality. [...]
Lawmakers in a handful of states are backing long shot legislation targeting gay rights. Most, if not all, of the efforts are led by Republicans. [...]
Lawyers for the state of Georgia have asked a federal judge to stop any action on a challenge to the state's ban on gay marriage until the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rule on the issue. [...]
An Atlanta man has been arrested in the violent attack on a same-sex couple last March that caused one of the victims to be thrown into oncoming traffic. [...]
Religious groups are rallying to support former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, but Mayor Kasim Reed reiterated that Cochran's termination was based on his judgment and not anti-gay statements in a self-published book. [...]
A challenge to Georgia's gay marriage ban will go forward, with a federal judge on Thursday declining to dismiss a lawsuit that says the state's ban violates their constitutional rights. [...]
Mayor Kasim Reed made the announcement at a press conference at City Hall where he reiterated the city’s nondiscrimination policy that prohibits bias based upon sexual orientation and gender identity. [...]
Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran returns to his post Tuesday, Jan. 6, following a 30-day suspension without pay for going against city policy by writing a book that included comparing homosexuality to bestiality. [...]
One of two victims of a violent anti-gay hate crime that occurred in Midtown Atlanta in March 2014 has come forward, and is speaking out because police have made no arrests in the case. [...]
New video of a violent hate crime in Atlanta last year shows an unknown suspect allegedly yelling homophobic slurs at a gay couple before assaulting one of the men, sending him into oncoming traffic.