Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced today that he is going to veto a “religious liberties” bill that would allow faith-based groups to deny services and employment to LGBT individuals. Gov. Deal’s veto comes after immense pressure from industry: The NFL threatened to pass over Atlanta for future Super Bowls, Disney said it would stop filming… READ MORE »
Georgia governor Nathan Deal is caught between a financially lucrative rock and a bigoted, dumbass hard place. Georgia legislators passed House Bill 757 earlier this week, a sweeping “religious liberty” bill that kneecaps LGBT rights in the state, and if Deal signs it into law, an impressive number of Hollywood heavyweights will take their business… READ MORE »
Gay rights advocates say discrimination could soon be legal in Georgia if Gov. Nathan Deal signs a bill now on his desk. The controversial Religious Liberty Bill—which would allow churches and pastors to refuse to serve same-sex couples, at least in theory—passed the Georgia legislature late Wednesday. Read more on Newser… … READ MORE »
An Athens, Georgia man named Jacob Worthington was arrested at an Athens Waffle House for smoking meth inside of the restaurant bathroom while dressed as a clown. :(
Along with this bathroom incident, he also had several other drug related charges including possession with intent to distribute (sources are unclear whether he distributes… READ MORE »
The deciding factor in determining who to crown this year’s Miss America came down to one thing — Tom Brady’s balls. During the interview portion of the pageant, in which the top seven contestants were asking for their often cringe-worthy opinions on such topics as gun control, the 2016 election and Kim Davis, Miss Georgia… READ MORE »
As terrible floods hit Georgia’s capital city of Tbilisi this weekend 12 people were killed (by the floods) while hundreds of zoo animals were inadvertently released into the world after their cages opened.
Residents of the city were told to keep indoors while animal catchers struggled to tranquilize the animals in order to… READ MORE »
Fayette County, Georgia, judge Christiopher McFadden overturned a jury’s guilty verdict against a man who raped a woman with Down syndrome because she allegedly didn’t behave like a victim. In his ruling, McFadden said the woman — who doctors confirmed had been forcibly raped and who had the perpetrator’s semen in her bed —… READ MORE »
There are Valentine’s Day enthusiasts and there are the rest of us — a bunch of people on a mission to ignore the most pointless holiday of the year. If you find yourself dodging drugstores so as to avoid being inundated with Russell Stover chocolates and cheaply made teddy bears selling for way more than they’re… READ MORE »
Two abortion clinics have recently experienced suspicious fires, so the FBI announced on Wednesday that it will investigate the incidents as arson.
The first occurred at Atlanta Gynecology and Obstetrics on Sunday; The second fire occurred at the Alpha OB/GYN clinic in Marietta, Georiga on Wednesday. Thankfully no one was hurt in either… READ MORE »
Seriously, ladies, what is this fuckery? As we reported earlier, a Georgia bill criminalizing abortion after 20 weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest, has passed Georgia’s Senate, and is expected to be signed into law by Republican Governor Nathan Deal.
This bill has affectionately been referred to as the “women as… READ MORE »
A Republican state representative compared women to livestock earlier this week, while he spoke in favor of criminalizing abortion after 20 weeks. Speaking to the restriction on abortion even when the fetus isn’t expected to live, Terry England said, “I’ve had the experience of delivering calves, dead and alive — delivering pigs, dead and alive. READ MORE »
Meet Georgia Representative Yasmin Neal. She’s fed up with the government trying to legislate women’s reproductive rights, so she just introduced a bill into the general assembly that would ban Georgia men from having vasectomies. Sounds pretty crazy, right? Well, it is, but that’s the point. Neal’s bill is meant to protest anti-abortion legislation that… READ MORE »
Of all the anti-abortion legislative f***ery to happen recently, one of the saddest stories is out of Georgia. As I blogged in Today’s Lady News on Wednesday, GA State Representative Bobby Franklin has introduced a bill that would would classify abortion as “prenatal murder” in order to criminalize it, which would thus require miscarriages to… READ MORE »
Ben Hill County Jail in Georgia will be undergoing some pretty severe interior decoration soon. So, why do we care? The whole jail will be painted Pepto-Bismol pink on the inside and re-refurbished in the girly hue: pink walls, pink shower curtains, pink bed sheets, pink blankets, even pink handcuffs. I wonder how much that… READ MORE »
Atlanta, the Dirty South, HOTlanta, the ATL — whatever you wanna call it, Atlanta, Georgia has an incredible history. Since the Civil Rights Movement, the city was kinda known as “The City Too Busy To Hate” because it was one of the only Southern cities with a history of fighting for desegregation — as a… READ MORE »