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Bisexual Woman in Georgia Talks Family Acceptance and Strengthening Southern Advocacy Efforts Beth Sherouse ~ Atlanta
Unprecedented: Bipartisan coalition of elected officials introduce the Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) February 12, 2015

It’s hard to believefepaintrofb, but in Georgia, it’s perfectly legal to fire gay and transgender people because of who they are.

This year, some fringe lawmakers are trying to make this discrimination even easier by introducing a “license to discriminate bill”—but today, pro-equality legislators are pushing back.

Moments ago, a bipartisan coalition of elected officials, led by Rep. Karla Drenner (D-85) and Wendell Willard (R-51), introduced the Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA)—legislation to prohibit discrimination against Georgia state employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

A record-breaking 77 members of the General Assembly—including 17 Republicans and 1 Independent—have already signed on as cosponsors of this historic legislation. Will you send a message thanking the cosponsors for taking a stand against discrimination?

Gay and transgender state employees make Georgia a better place for all of us to live. No dedicated public servant should have to live in fear that they could be fired from the state they work hard to serve for reasons that have nothing to do with their job performance.

Georgians value fairness. That’s why a strong majority of Georgians already believe discrimination is wrong. We believe employees should be judged on talent, qualifications and job performance—not on the basis of who they are or who they love.

Those are Georgia values—and now, it’s time for the laws of our state to get that much closer to reflecting the values of our people.

Send a message thanking the bipartisan cosponsors of the Fair Employment Practices Act for standing up for LGBT Georgians! Click here to say thanks now.

Never before has pro-equality legislation had such strong, bipartisan support in Georgia. This is history in the making.

Now let’s get to work and pass this bill.

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We were so grateful to be able to profile Rachel last year. Her story is inspiring and it's sad to see her treated unfairly. Thank you Rachel for standing up for yourself!

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