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Leading GOP Congressional Candidate: Gays Have A Plot To Seduce And Sodomize Your Sons

by David Badash ● 5:33 PM May 21, 2014
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A Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress says that gay people have a secret plot to seduce and sodomize America’s sons and thinks same-sex marriage is akin to bestiality and incest.

News

Breaking: Pasadena Health Dir. Who Says Support Of Gays Is ‘From The Pits Of Hell’ Gets New Job

by David Badash ● 6:16 PM May 14, 2014
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Walsh came under fire when his comments about gay people, Catholics, Muslims, evolution, the Walt Disney Company, Harry Potter, Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad, Jay Z, single mothers, condoms, and the Pope were discovered.

Marriage

Atlanta Same-Sex Couple Becomes First To Sue Georgia For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 9:21 AM April 22, 2014
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An Atlanta same-sex couple together eight years just became the first to sue the state of Georgia for the right to marry in what is being called a “massive” class-action lawsuit.

Civil Rights

On Our Radar – A Marriage Mayday! Georgia Gays Ask For Help

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:36 AM April 20, 2014
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The May Day Georgia Marriage Equality Campaign is seeking same-sex Georgia couples who want to marry. Today, who should answer their May Day call is On Our Radar.

Casey Michel

Citing ‘Heritage,’ Georgia To Begin Offering Confederacy License Plates

by Casey Michel ● 11:44 AM February 20, 2014
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Georgia has begun issuing license plates sponsored by the Sons of the Confederacy.

Actions

And At The Buzzer, It’s Chuck Hagel – 6, Homophobic States – 0

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:52 AM December 14, 2013
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When the Pentagon ordered the military extend benefits to same-sex married couples, six states refused. Now, under pressure, all six have agreed to comply.

News

Georgia School: ‘Vicious’ Fox News ‘Christmas Card Censorship’ Report ‘Terrorized’ Us

by David Badash ● 2:01 PM December 4, 2013
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Fox News religion reporter is accused of having “terrorized” a Georgia school after he published what they call “an intentional and vicious dissemination of untrue information.”

News

Georgia Public Safety Chief Uses Town’s Facebook Page To Preach Bible-Based Beatings Of Kids

by David Badash ● 12:53 PM November 25, 2013
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Harlem, Georgia’s Public Safety Department Chief decided to use the city’s very busy Facebook page to offer parents some bible-based advice: it’s OK to beat you kids, for example.

Discrimination

Georgia University Warning About HIV-Positive Man Transmitting HIV Comes Under Fire

by Todd Heywood at The American Independent ● 1:01 PM September 5, 2013
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On a Tuesday in August, Georgia Southern University issued an alarming “health alert” to its students. A “dominant” black man was “intentionally and knowingly” transmitting HIV.

News

Devolving: 7 Out Of 10 Republicans In Georgia Believe In Creationism

by David Badash ● 12:36 PM August 9, 2013
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A new PPP poll finds that 70 percent of those who identify as Republican in the Peach State still believe in the debunked concept of creationism, and only 17 percent believe in evolution.

DOMA

Congressman Gingrey Wants Schools To Teach Girls To Be Girls And Boys That They’re ‘Better’

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:29 PM June 20, 2013
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In a speech on the House Floor Monday, Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey advocated teaching gender stereotypes in elementary school, telling boys their role is “a little better than the talents a mom has.”

Bigotry Watch

A New Facebook Game Lets You Beat A Gay Man With A Stool

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:39 PM June 3, 2013
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Last month, dozens of Orthodox priests in Tbilisi led thousands of rioters in an attack on a gay rights protests. Now there’s a Facebook game where you can be the priest swinging a stool at a gay man. The game’s creator says it’s not anti-gay. Foreigners just don’t understand.

Bigotry Watch

Michelle Rhee’s Education ‘Reformer Of The Year’ Is ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Author

by David Badash ● 1:49 PM April 27, 2013
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Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst claims to be a “grassroots movement,” but in reality it’s a PAC that funds anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-education Republican lawmakers and awards them for policies that hurt students and teachers.

Civil Rights

Why Is It ‘Policy’ For Some States To ‘Flag’ Birth Certificates Of Children Adopted By Gay Parents?

by David Badash ● 10:00 AM April 14, 2013
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A same-sex couple applying for a social security card for their adopted son were told his birth certificate would be “flagged” until 2033 by the Georgia State Department Of Vital Records. “It’s the policy,” they were told. But why?