At­lanta City Coun­cil votes against anti-gay ‘religious free­dom’ bills

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On March 7, the At­lanta City Coun­cil voted to pass a res­o­lu­tion in op­po­si­tion to House Bill 757, Se­nate Bill 129 or any other leg­is­la­tion that would dis­crim­i­nate against the state’s LGBT com­mu­nity.

The res­o­lu­tion, pro­posed by Coun­cilmem­bers Mary Nor­wood and Alex Wan, passed unan­i­mously. It was co-signed by Coun­cilmem­bers Yolanda Adrean, Natalyn Archi­bong, Michael Ju­lian Bond, Keisha Lance Bot­toms, An­dre Dick­ens, Kwanza Hall, Feli­cia Moore, Howard Shook, Carla Smith and Ivory Lee Young, Jr.

The move is the lat­est hit against such bills, fol­low­ing the LGBT com­mu­nity and al­lies, the busi­ness com­mu­nity, many faith lead­ers and the big­gest head­line-grab­ber so far this month—Gov. Nathan Deal.

“I join Gov­er­nor Nathan Deal, busi­nesses all across Ge­or­gia, the LGBT com­mu­nity and all Ge­or­gians who know that as Ge­or­gians we must stand for in­clu­sion, equal­ity, and fair­ness for all,” Nor­wood said in a state­ment.

“This is what sets Ge­or­gia and At­lanta apart and makes us a world-class en­vi­ron­ment, tak­ing our place on the world stage. We can­not go back­wards; we can­not af­ford to have dis­crim­i­na­tion in any form — un­der any guise — as the law of our state. Our fu­ture is too im­por­tant,” she said.

Ge­or­gia clergy praise Gov. Deal on op­po­si­tion to anti-gay ‘religious free­dom’ bill

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