Sen. Johnny Isakson issued a statement via Twitter yesterday in response to the Orlando mass shooting. While Sen. Isakson resisted the urge to pat himself on the back and “appreciate the congrats” for “being right,” Georgia’s senior senator didn’t exactly hit the tone many of his constituents were looking for. Instead, Sen. Isakson’s voting record on gay and… [Read More]
A right-wing state lawmaker has attacked Better Georgia — again. Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus), the sponsor of pro-discrimination legislation like the so-called religious “freedom” bill, is furious about about a Better Georgia blog post written by Crystal Muñoz, calling him out on his controversial bills targeting undocumented immigrants, among others. The senator, who chairs the Senate… [Read More]
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.