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Lawsuit: Georgia Voter Registration Process Violates the Law

LEGAL | By Kate Brumback | Sep 16
Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of residents, mostly minorities, from registering to vote, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Georgia City Moves Ahead on Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

A city committee in Marietta has approved a plan aimed at extending retirement benefits to same-sex couples.

Georgia Seeks Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Dismissal

NATIONAL | By Kathleen Foody | Jul 21
Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Opera Singer Calls Gays "Fecal Masses," Then Blames Husband

An opera singer who posted an anti-gay rant in which she referred to gays as "fecal masses" and encouraged violent attacks against them at a Pride parade now blames her "very religious" husband for the move.

Woman Challenges Ga. City’s Sex Toy Ban

HEALTH | By Jason St. Amand | May 20
A woman from Georgia is challenging a city’s ordinance that requires individuals to have a prescription or medical or scientific reason to by a sex toy.

Senate Candidate in Ga. Blasted for Revenue Remark

May 15
Georgia’s GOP Senate scramble erupted Wednesday into an intense round of attacks over taxes, gay rights and who’s a real Republican, all in the shadow of a key vote that could help determine congressional control.

Suit Challenging Ga. Gay Marriage Ban to be Filed

NATIONAL | By Kate Brumback | Apr 22
A gay rights group on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta challenging the state of Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

GA. Anti-Gay Bill Part Of GOP Election Year Agenda

POLITICS | By Christina Cassidy | Mar 4
The Republican leadership in the General Assembly has kept tight control of its election-year agenda, ensuring some of the more controversial bills have not reached the floor for a vote.

Georgia Lawmakers Echo Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 25
A bill that would allow business owners to refuse services to LGBT customers is gaining traction in the Georgia Legislature.

Georgia Woman Not Allowed to Change Name on License

A Georgia woman says state officials won’t allow her to change her name on her driver’s license to reflect her marriage to her wife.

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