Tag: Georgia

Civil Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Georgia Governor

In what has been a controversial election season for the state, Georgia is once again facing a legal battle after state officials refused to extend the voter registration deadline. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in conjunction with law firm Bryan Cave LLP, filed a lawsuit against Republican…

North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Stance Forces NBA to Move All-Star Game

The NBA on Thursday announced it is moving its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, due to the league’s objections to the state’s anti-LGBT stance. The move could cost the city and state a reported $100 million in lost revenue, and that is on top of considerable revenue…

White Nationalist Protesters Outnumbered at Stone Mountain

By Sheryl Estrada White nationalists participate in a rally at Stone Mountain in Georgia on Saturday. A rally organized by white nationalists to “protest efforts to erase the white race” at Stone Mountain in Georgia on Saturday resulted in a clash with counter-protesters. The group called “Rock Stone Mountain” orchestrated…

Corporate Pressure Forces Georgia Governor to Veto Anti-LGBT Law

By Frank Kineavy Bowing to pressure from various U.S. corporations, including a handful of DiversityInc Top 50 companies, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal this morning announced he plans to veto a proposed “anti-LGBT” bill. Deal was expected to sign the bill on May 3. Last week, companies pressured the governor to…

Black Students at Trump Rally Removed for No Reason

By Sheryl Estrada A Valdosta State University student cries while sharing thoughts on her removalfrom Donald Trump’s rally along with other students. BeforeGOP presidential candidate Donald Trumparrived at a rally at Valdosta State University on Monday, a Secret Service agent oversaw the removal of a group of more than twodozen…

Georgia Senate Passes Act to 'Religiously' Discriminate Against LGBT Community

By Sheryl Estrada Image: Project Q Atlanta The Georgia Senate is under fire for passing the highly controversial “First Amendment Defense Act” (FADA) on Friday. GOPState Sen. Greg Kirk, who sponsored the bill, said his legislation offers protection to individuals, businesses and nonprofitsthat hold to marriage as an institution of…

Georgia Lawmaker: KKK 'not so much a racist thing'

The Ku Klux Klan “made a lot of people straighten up,” Georgia State Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) said last week in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Further, the Klan “was not so much a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order,” according to Benton. Benton,…