Georgia Legislative Session Begins With Call for Statewide Non-Discrimination Protections

by Hope Jackson

HRC is proud to partner with Georgia Equality in coalition fighting for non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Georgians.

January 13, 2017

This week marks the start of Georgia’s 2017 legislative session and HRC’s continued fight against legislation designed to discriminate against LGBTQ Georgians. Last year, anti-equality lawmakers pushed legislation that would give a license to discriminate against LGBTQ Georgians. With your help, we were able to stop this hateful legislation from becoming law.

As legislators return to the Gold Dome, some anti-equality lawmakers are hoping to bring back anti-LGBTQ legislative attacks. HRC is calling our members and supporters in Georgia into action to oppose discriminatory legislation in your state. Take a Stand: Sign HRC’s No Hate in My State Pledge.

On Wednesday, Georgia Unites Against Discrimination, a coalition project of HRC and Georgia Equality, released “Liberty and Justice in Georgia,” a report calling for statewide non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Georgians and demonstrating the need for comprehensive civil rights protections for a more welcoming and prosperous Georgia.

Over the next few weeks of legislative session, HRC will continue to work with our coalition partners at Georgia Unites to defeat any attacks on the rights of LGBTQ Georgians and their families.

Live in Georgia and want to get more involved in the fight against anti-LGBTQ legislation? Contact HRC Regional Field Organizer Hope Jackson for more info.