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Controversial Adoption Rules Blocked in Georgia

As the 2017 Legislative Session comes to an end, the LGBT Pride community celebrates Georgia lawmakers’ failure to pass adoption bill updates. The changes to House Bill 159 would have protected adoption agencies who do not wish to work with LGBT couples.This includes private adoption agencies that are funded by the state. Georgia Unites Against Discrimination has been encouraging supporters to contact senators with this message, “Keep discrimination out of GA adoption laws and fix this bill!” “When you’re saying that it’s reasonable for queer couples to not be allowed…

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Immigrants in Athens Fear Discrimination

An Athens woman is afraid she and her son may be the target of discrimination because of recent controversy surrounding immigrants and immigration policy. “America is my home I have children here, I have settled here, I went to college here, but I feel like I could be more targeted. My son who looks like me could be more targeted,” said Athens resident Patty Tacuri, a Peruvian legal permanent resident in the process of becoming a citizen. Tacuri points to policies like President Trump’s immigration ban and Georgia’s own proposed…

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Athens Anti Discrimination Ordinance Consequences

The Athens Anti Discrimination Ordinance was passed on Tuesday by commissioners, and here are some provisions. Listed below are what bars could face if they are found to be discriminating against citizens by the Athens-Clarke County Attorney: A maximum civil fine of up to $1000.00 Subject to license of suspension Revocation of license Probation The alcohol ordinance was officially voted into effect on Tuesday at the Athens Clarke County Commissioners meeting. The ordinance states that bars now have to place a dress code outside of their door, and most apply…

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Athens-Clarke: Alcohol Ordinance Passes After Months of Legislation

In an effort to end discrimination in Athens-Clarke County, the alcohol license ordinance passed at Tuesday night’s Mayor and Commission Meeting. Mayor Nancy Denson has asked her “staff” to look into resources that are available to victims of discrimination in Athens and she wants these listings no later than July 1st, the start of the 2017 fiscal year. “Good legislation doesn’t happen overnight,” said Mayor Denson but she was optimistic about last night saying, “I think what we did last night was thoughtful, good legislation.” A citizen-input amendment was rejected…

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Reported racial slur shuts down local bar

By Danielle Herman Controversy over the alleged racial slur in the name of a drink at a local bar has caused a firestorm on social media, and the fallout hasn’t stopped yet. After a photo of an alleged drink menu began circulating social media on Monday, General Beauregard’s closed its doors for the week. In a statement to Grady Newsource Tuesday, owner Daniel Simmons claimed he had no knowledge of the image claiming to be a General’s drink menu. “The circled drink included in the picture is not something we…

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