This historic decision says that LGBTQ people are, and should be, protected from discrimination under federal law. Georgia Equality turns 25! The Georgia Voice.
On March 5,Governor Nathan Deal signed into law bill HBwhich includes no restrictions against same-sex couples seeking to adopt. Additional cities have enacted more limited protections, prohibiting discrimination against public municipal employees only. The Court of Appeals found the Georgia General Assembly had discriminated against Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman who was fired from her job as legislative editor after telling her supervisor that she planned to transition from male to female.
Gwinnett County Public schools prohibits discrimination by sexual orientation and gender identity in their Student Conduct Behavior Code. DeKalb Preparatory Academy. However, some cities and counties in the state have enacted local ordinances banning such discrimination in varying degrees.
Legal since Powell v. Following the Supreme Court ruling, all Georgia counties began immediately or were either willing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This historic decision says that LGBTQ people are, and should be, protected from discrimination under federal law.
Georgia US. Same-sex sexual activity has been legal sinceand same-sex marriage has been legal since
Through the Equality Foundation of Georgia, we conduct voter registration and educational activities, provide information to decision makers, and work to organize and mobilize LGBT residents and allies to advance equality in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the state.
Download as PDF Printable version. Enacted on June 26, ; Gender identity protected under Glenn v. Both sexual orientation and gender identity are explicitly covered under the U. The Georgia Voice. Conversion therapy banned by law.