Some Georgia Cities Require Masks, While State Does Not. Now What?

On one side, there’s Athens. Atlanta. East Point. Savannah. And likely soon, Doraville. Leaders in each city have mandated face coverings in public to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. On the other is Georgia Gov.  Brian Kemp. His executive order says face masks are encouraged, but not required. WABE’s host of “All Things Considered,” Jim Burress put this question to WABE legal analyst Page Pate.  Burress asked Pate, “Now what?” Pate responded, “These

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Keisha Lance Bottoms, A Possible Biden VP Pick, Sees Profile Rise Amid Crises

One of a series of reports looking at Joe Biden’s potential running mates Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, one of several candidates said to be under consideration as Joe Biden’s presidential running mate, has seen her profile rise fast in recent weeks as the first-term mayor has spoken out against the state of Georgia’s Republican-led pandemic response and spoken forcefully to protesters in her city. Her early loyalty to the former vice president also stands

Bisexual Actress Javicia Leslie Takes on Role of Batwoman

Bisexual actress Javicia Leslie will be taking Ruby Rose’s place as the new series lead of the CW’s Batwoman. Following Rose’s departure from the show, Leslie, 33, will be playing Ryan Wilder, a different character from Rose’s Kate Kane. Wilder is described as “likeable, messy, a little goofy, and untamed.” The new character will also The post Bisexual Actress Javicia Leslie Takes on Role of Batwoman appeared first on Georgia Voice – Gay & LGBT

Supreme Court Makes Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Easier at Religious Schools

In a decision that undermines LGBTQ teachers at religious schools, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed for Catholic schools an expansive ministerial exemption in hiring practices under civil rights law. In the 7-2 decision issued on Wednesday, U.S. Associate Justice Samuel Alito writes religious institutions have authority under the First Amendment to make employment decisions for teachers The post Supreme Court Makes Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Easier at Religious Schools appeared first on Georgia Voice – Gay & LGBT