Sue Hyde, Director of the Creating Change Conference, stands in the Hyatt Atlanta ballroom. The large, empty room will become the center of activity over the next week as 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists come to Atlanta.
At a news conference Tuesday, local pastors, realtors and attorneys announcing their support for senate bill 2252. "We want to make sure no ones fearful about losing their job and home because of sexual orientation," says Dave Lanpher, Park Company Realtors.
LGBT-equality advocates in Virginia are celebrating a small victory after SB701 passed out of the Senate General Laws and Technology Committee on an 8-7 vote Monday evening, clearing its first hurdle on what supporters hope is its path to eventual passage.
As the nation works its way through the debate over vouchers and other alternatives to traditional public education funding, a quieter battle over homosexuality, religious education and school tax money is under way in Georgia.