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Push to give undocumented students in-state tuition stalls in committee

Several of his colleagues consoled a tearful state Rep. Kasey Carpenter Wednesday afternoon after his bill designed to let some undocumented immigrants pay in-state-tuition...

‘Sanctuary cities’ could face legal liability for injuries caused by immigrants

Georgia’s so-called sanctuary cities could be subject to legal damages if someone in their jurisdiction is harmed by an undocumented immigrant, under proposed legislation. The...

Proposed ban on organ transplant discrimination clears the House

A bill that would protect Georgians from being passed over for an organ transplant because of their disability cleared the House Friday. The bill –...

Faith leaders head to Capitol to promote values in state policy

A group of Georgia religious leaders from a variety of faiths are rallying together to influence the state’s approach to policies where they find...

Georgia lawmakers aim to stamp out hair-based discrimination

WASHINGTON — About a year ago, a New Jersey teen was forced to cut his dreadlocks in order to participate in a high school...

Martin Luther King legacy celebrated at Capitol Friday

Many of the social injustices Martin Luther King Jr. fought against before his death must still be confronted in 2020, his daughter Bernice King...

State lawmakers dust off decades-old ERA debate

A group of Georgia state lawmakers says it’s time to approve a 1972 U.S. constitutional amendment that aims to bar discrimination on the basis...

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country.  The bill,...

Decatur adopts LGBTQ-friendly law as annual rights list ranks Ga. cities.

This week, Decatur became the sixth Georgia city to approve a policy to protect people from discrimination by businesses due to their sexual orientation...

In the wake of Virginia’s blue wave, Congress renews ERA push

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House advanced a resolution on Wednesday that aims to ease the ratification of a Constitutional amendment that would ensure equality...
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