As Governor Nathan Deal considers whether or not to sign House Bill 757, numerous public figures and companies continue to stand with LGBT Georgians
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Immigration officials in Boston are threatening to deport a 19 year old gay student back to his home country of Ethiopia, a nation where LGBT relationships are illegal.
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.