It must be nice to be able to have opinions that are politically convenient to whatever problematic, self-serving agenda you want to promote. Take local control of school districts, for example. State School Superintendent Richard Woods doesn’t think local control is very important, until it’s a convenient platform to shield his transphobic views. Underfund our schools,… [Read More]
Students in North Georgia are the targets of the latest transphobic outcry. Parents in Fannin County, organized by school resource officer Anthony Walden, rallied last week against a policy supporting transgender students using bathrooms that align with their gender identity, instead of their sex assigned at birth. Parents packed the Thursday school board meeting to… [Read More]
Last week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution opined that “Nathan Deal’s ‘religious liberty’ veto could define his legacy.” There are no two ways about it: Gov. Deal is on the right side of this important issue. Even Better Georgia — arguably, Deal’s toughest critic — applauded the governor’s resolve in standing up to right-wing extremists who want… [Read More]
On the morning of March 28, 2016, Gov. Nathan Deal cemented his legacy as a Georgia governor who chose inclusion over discrimination. Gov. Deal has indicated that he will veto this year’s religious “freedom” bill, HB 757, which would have allowed nonprofits to discriminate against members of the gay community, among others. We applaud Gov…. [Read More]
This week, Ga. conservatives pushing for discrimination in the name of religion and a reckless new law that would legalize guns on campus faced stinging criticism from an unlikely source. The editorial board at The Gainesville Times, a conservative newspaper in Gov. Deal’s home town, delivered the takedown in their thoughtful editorial, “Legislature obsessed with prayers and pistols.”… [Read More]
This morning, Republican State House lawmakers paraded before their colleagues to condemn Mike Griffin, a familiar face around the State Capitol who has lobbied for groups like Georgia Right to Life and the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. Griffin’s sin? He launched a direct assault on legislators in an online letter, saying “We must not let… [Read More]
They always say these things come in threes. First, Georgia state Representative Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) defended the Ku Klux Klan earlier this year, saying that the Klan “wasn’t so much a racist thing” and “made a lot of people straighten up.” Then Sen. Greg Kirk (R-Americus), while debating his bill that would allow religious groups to… [Read More]
Because of your action, Superintendent Richard Woods backed off of his original statement that it would take two weeks to investigate. Instead, he did the right thing by taking swift action and letting Georgians know that hate speech will not be tolerated.
Together, we made Richard Woods feel the pressure on this important issue and take immediate action.
Today is one of my favorite Mondays. Tonight, I will cheer for my alma mater, Alabama, as the Crimson Tide plays to win the college football national championship. I’m also hoping Kirby Smart brings all of his success at Bama back to UGA and Athens, the city I now call home. But first, Better Georgia… [Read More]
Taylor Bennett, a bold, unabashed progressive candidate, defeated a Republican former mayor in House District 80 last night. He did it by campaigning for equality and promising to fight so-called religious “freedom” laws that are intended to write discrimination into Georgia law. With this historic victory, the conservative supermajority in the Georgia House of Representatives… [Read More]