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

Monday, March 30, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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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Ga. Senate OK’s religious freedom bill critics say will allow LGBT discrimination

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Georgia state capitol in Atlanta
The Georgia bill is one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least a dozen states that critics say would legalize discrimination against LGBT people. [...]

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Alabama court reverses itself, allows visitation case after same-sex couple split

Saturday, February 28, 2015
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An Alabama appeals court reversed itself on Friday, ruling that a woman who separated from her same-sex partner in Georgia can pursue visitation rights in Alabama. [...]

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Former Georgia AG: ‘Religious freedom’ bills deserve ‘a quick death’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Former Georgia Attorney General Michael Bowers said Tuesday that two bills being debated by lawmakers create an excuse to discriminate against LGBT people or break state laws and are "deserving of a quick death." [...]

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Federal lawsuit filed against Georgia DOC on behalf of transgender inmate

Saturday, February 21, 2015
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The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections on behalf of a transgender inmate who attorneys allege has been denied medical treatment and has been sexually assaulted by other inmates at her men’s prison. [...]

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Former Atlanta fire chief alleges religious discrimination in lawsuit against city, mayor

Thursday, February 19, 2015
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Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed, alleging his constitutional rights were violated when he was fired from his job after writing a book that included passages comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia. [...]

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Georgia GOP congressmen take Atlanta mayor to task for firing anti-gay fire chief

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran has some new friends in the form of six Republican U.S. congressmen from Georgia. The group fired off a letter to Mayor Kasim Reed on Wednesday asking for Cochran to be reinstated. [...]

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