Posts by Ross Murray, Senior Director, GLAAD Media Institute

Georgia's own 'license to discriminate' bill dies at the end of the legislative session

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.Read More

One simple graphic shows the anti-LGBT animus behind Indiana's new law

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.Read More

Atlanta's Emory University to hear #SouthernStories from openly transgender ministers

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.”Read More

VIDEO: Ellen DeGeneres presents Kerry Washington with the Vanguard Award at #glaadawards in LA

Ellen DeGeneres presented Kerry Washington with the Vanguard Award at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.Read More

Presbyterians latest church to affirm marriage equality

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has become the latest church to approved marriages for same-sex couples. The Presbyterian Church, USA now holds that marriage is between “two persons” rather than “a man and a woman.” Read More

For St. Patrick's Day, let's help bring marriage equality to Ireland

With global support, determination, and a little luck, Ireland can achieve marriage equality history by this spring. And it will take all of us to make it happen.Read More

Anti-transgender bills demonstrates need for visibility, understanding for transgender people

Opposition to the Texas anti-transgender bill has come from many corners, including from intersex advocates and Christian organizations. Read More

Elton John writes op-ed for Atlanta Journal-Constitution calling to #KeepGAOpen

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. Read More
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