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.
Georgia's anti-LGBT 'First Amendment Defense Act' continues to meet resistance
The number of LGBT activists, celebrities, clergy, and companies that have condemned FADA has been growing in the past few weeks with voices such as Delta, Virgin Group, and even the Governor of Georgia uniting in the fight against this harmful anti-LGBT bill.
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.
Russian LGBT group files lawsuit on behalf of teacher fired for her sexual orientation
The Russian LGBT organization, Coming Out, has filed a lawsuit with the Kirovsky District Court of St. Petersburg on behalf of a teacher who was fired from her position last year. According to Coming Out, the music teacher of the special education school at St. Petersburg No. 565 was fired by the school's director because of her sexual orientation.
LGBT advocates tell the truth about Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance on #IStandSunday
On Sunday, anti-LGBT activists gathered at Grace Community Church for a rally criticizing Houston's openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, and her support for the city's recently passed non-discrimination ordinance.
Faith leaders urge President Obama to minimize religious exemption for protection against LGBT discrimination
On July 8, over a hundred high-level faith leaders from diverse religious traditions signed and sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to minimize religious exemptions in his upcoming executive order protecting LGBT people from discrimination.
Arizona's chilly climate of discrimination
Arizona LGBT advocates have been busy lobbying against the signing of bills SB 1062 and HB 2153, which would sanction
68% of Americans support workplace protections for LGBT Americans
A majority of Americans support a federal law that would ban discrimination by employers based on someone’s sexual orientation according to a poll released by Americans for Workplace Opportunity campaign.