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Disney speaks out against Georgia's 'license to discriminate' bill

The Walt Disney Company has become the first major studio to speak out against Georgia’s anti-LGBT ‘license to discriminate bill. The company stated that they would move their business out of the state if Governor Nathan Deal signed the bill into law.

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Tell Governor Nathan Deal to veto Georgia's 'license to discriminate' bill

Without warning, the Georgia House of Representatives gave final passage to a bill HB 757, that would allow any person or faith-based organization (including nonprofits, charities, schools, universities, and hospitals) to cite their “religious beliefs” as justification to discriminate against others, including LGBT Georgians.

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NFL joins celebrities and CEOs to condemn Georgia's anti-LGBT bill

As Governor Nathan Deal considers whether or not to sign House Bill 757, numerous public figures and companies continue to stand with LGBT Georgians

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Georgia House passes 'license to discriminate' bill. Will Governor Deal veto?

Yesterday, the Georgia House passed House Bill 757, which has added further anti-LGBT amendments to Gergia's "license to discriminate" bill. The bill will now go to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature. Despite major resistance from Georgians, businesses, and celebreties with ties in Georgia, the House quickly introduced and voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill.

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Growing LGBT acceptance matches growing LGBT population in the South

Even though public attitudes towards the LGBT community in Southern States continues to grow, LGBT Southerners still face discrimination and disparities

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GLAAD's Alabama and Mississippi media guides help journalists tell more #SouthernStories

GLAAD has released two new media guides for journalists reporting on LGBT people in Alabama and Mississippi after a recent report showed an increased discomfort with the LGBT community by Americans living in the U.S. South

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NYC Mayor signs executive order on transgender nondiscrimination in city facilities

Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order requiring all city agencies to ensure that their employees and members of the public have access to bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity or expression.

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6 arrested for murder of bisexual Alabama teen Nick Hawkins

The 19-year-old was on his way home from a beauty pageant when he called his mother and told her, "Someone is trying to kill me."

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February 23, 2016

GLAAD signs letter urging Georgia state leaders to stop discriminatory #FADA bill

GLAAD has signed on to a letter addressed to Georgia government leaders to protest the proposed "First Amendment Defense Act," or FADA, that would legalize discrimination against LGBT people and have negative effects on the state's commerce.

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