The Georgia legislative session ended without passing a bill that would have legalized discrimination against the LGBT community. Much like Indiana and Arkansas, Georgia was considering a 'license to discriminate' bill. It had already passed the Georgia Senate, and was then tabled by the House Judiciary Committee.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence went on This Week with George Stephanopoulos to defend Indiana's so-called 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act', but info from GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project demonstrated how much anti-LGBT animus was behind the law.
For the first time, two openly transgender ministers are scheduled to preach at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Emory's LGBT student organization Sacred Worth organized a week of education, entitled “Trans*forming Christianity.”
Sir Elton John penned an op-ed for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, in opposition to Georgia's Senate Bill 129, or the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act." The bill, which would allow individuals and businesses to use their religious beliefs as an excuse to discriminate against others—including LGBT Georgians.
Between the two of them, Amy and Allie's credits include films and productions for PBS, the BBC, MTV, National Geographic, and more. This current project has already garnered acclaim, including from the iconic country band, the Dixie Chicks.
Across North America, legislation is targeting transgender and gender nonconforming peoples' ability to use the correct public bathroom and locker room. But, they are fighting back to attain the right to these public areas.
Today, USA Today published an op-ed by Attorney General Eric Holder, noting that the Department of Justice will be filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, opposing statewide bans on marriage equality as a violation of equal protection.