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'License to Discriminate' passes Georgia committee– take action now!


This evening, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 180, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), also known as a license to discriminate. This means the full State Senate could vote on this any day, so send your message NOW -- urge your Senator to oppose SB 180.

If this feels familiar, that's because it is. Over the last decade, the state legislature has continuously rejected the need for similar legislation. Georgia is one of only three states with no statewide non-discrimination law. That's why over 15 municipalities across the state of Georgia have passed local non-discrimination ordinances in lieu of a statewide civil rights law, but SB 180 would override local authority and negate those protections. Without having a statewide civil rights law, SB 180 would create a broad license to discriminate on the basis of faith with no necessary protections against discrimination on the basis of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, country of origin, etc. We need your help! Send a message to your State Senator, RIGHT NOW, and let them know that you oppose SB 180.




 





Carrollton Rainbow Inc. is a non-profit organization that hosts regular meetups and events in Carrollton, GA and the surrounding West Georgia area for fellowship with LGBTQ+ and allies.  Our signature events include our annual Carrollton Pride Festival, Carrollton Pride Prom and Carrollton Drag Shows. Additionally, Carrollton Rainbow partners with local venues and restaurants in Carrollton, GA and other organizations to provide a calendar of fun things to do in Carrollton, GA and fun things to do in West Georgia.  We host Q&As, ally-oriented workshops, and online guides to provide the best local LGBTQ+ resources possible as well as to create dialogue with the local communityCarrollton Rainbow believes that representation matters and participates annually in the Atlanta Pride Parade, UWG Homecoming Parade, Carrollton Christmas Parade, Carrollton Mayfest and Carrollton's 4th of July Parade. Our visibility allows others in the West Georgia LGBTQ+ community to live with confidence and pride and to celebrate our identity and shared cultural history.

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