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

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This Week in LGBTQ Non-Discrimination: Bill Introductions, Discriminatory Moves, and More

By Shane Stahl • February 16, 2018, 5:55 pm This week in the continuing fight for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination nationwide, we saw continued legislative pro-LGBTQ victory in South Dakota and a hearing in New Hampshire full of powerful testimony in support of transgender non-discrimination protections in the Granite State.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Strengthen Their States

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2018, 5:29 pm It's been another busy week for the movement to win LGBTQ non-discrimination as multiple states considered, scheduled hearings, and took votes on legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: A Settlement, a Launch, and Victories in Legislatures

By Shane Stahl • January 12, 2018, 5:46 pm In this week’s news roundup, advances in state legislatures continue to provide momentum for non-discrimination laws across the country.

Mother of a Transgender Child in Georgia: “You Are As You Were Meant to Be”

January 10, 2018, 2:44 pm Amanda Dewis shares her story as the mother of a transgender child, and how she seeks to provide a loving environment for her, as well as her concerns about transgender people being protected in the law.
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Report: Small Businesses Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • November 18, 2017, 8:56 am On Thursday, November 16, the Small Business Majority released a report detailing polling it had conducted in five different states: North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, and Michigan. Overall, the report definitively states that small business believe discriminatory practices against LGBTQ customers is bad for business, and should not be allowed by law.
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Transgender Candidates And Allies Win Big in Tuesday Elections

By Shane Stahl • November 8, 2017, 12:55 pm "From coast to coast, Americans rejected divisive and discriminatory rhetoric about what it means to be transgender. Instead, they looked at transgender candidates as their fellow neighbors, they listened to their proposals for improving local communities, and they voted accordingly."
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Macon-Bibb, Georgia Expands Non-Discrimination Employment Protections to LGBT Public Employees

By Adam Polaski • May 11, 2017, 10:44 am This month, the Board of Commissioners in Macon-Bibb, Georgia voted 6-3 in favor of an ordinance updating its municipal non-discrimination protections to LGBT people so that no one can face employment discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Members of Congress Urge Full 11th Circuit to Rehear Anti-Gay Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • April 14, 2017, 12:02 pm "We firmly believe that Title VII’s sex discrimination provision already prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity."
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Lawmakers Ignore Damage of Anti-LGBT Legislation, Advancing Discriminatory Bills

By Adam Polaski • March 18, 2017, 11:26 am Each weekend of this year’s legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination.
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In Powerful Dissent, 11th Circuit Judge Explains Why Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

By Adam Polaski • March 13, 2017, 1:32 pm On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled against Jameka Evans, Lambda Legal's client in a case where Evans was fired by her employer for being a lesbian.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: State Lawmakers Push Against Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 11, 2017, 2:47 pm A significant Friday afternoon development in Washington state -- opponents of LGBT equality finalized ballot language for an initiative that seeks to repeal some transgender protections in the state's long-standing non-discrimination law.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Jacksonville Steps Closer to LGBT Protections, While Some States Defeat Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 27, 2017, 5:35 pm Every Friday of this year's legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination. Here’s our second 2017 entry – a look at the landscape for LGBT non-discrimination in these eight states:
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New Report Highlights Economic Impact of Georgia’s Lack of Modern Civil Rights Laws, Including LGBT Protections

By Megan Clayton • January 17, 2017, 11:37 am The report, titled Liberty & Justice in Georgia: Protecting Our Heritage & Growing Our Competitive Future, speaks in detail about this lapse in basic civil rights protections, a status that places Georgia as one of the weakest states in the nation in terms of its ability to protect citizens from discrimination, including LGBT people.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.