Tag Archives: religious freedom

Political Notes – Religious freedom issue resurfaces

More than halfway through the session, the first “religious freedom” bill is introduced . . .

Tags: John Albers , John Meadows , Marty Harbin , optometrists , religious freedom

The odds seem long against casino gambling, religious freedom bills

The prospects for religious freedom or casino gambling bills in the new legislative session don’t appear to be very bright . . .

Tags: Bill Cowsert , Casey Cagle , casino gambling , David Ralston , Georgia Lottery , religious freedom

Political Notes – Committee snub won’t stop another ‘religious freedom’ bill, lawmaker says

The supporter of a ‘religious liberty’ bill says he still plans to keep pushing for it, despite loss of a committee chairmanship . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , certificate of need , CTCA , Josh McKoon , JQC , Linde Group , religious freedom , WellStar

Political Notes — Jan Jones is out, leaving room for others in 6th District race

House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones decides she’d rather remain in the General Assembly than run for Congress . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District , David Ralston , GHA , Jan Jones , religious freedom

Hard feelings persist over ‘religious liberty’ veto

The battle over “religious freedom” laws continues to rage between Christian conservatives and business leaders . . .

Tags: business leaders , Christian conservatives , Nathan Deal , religious freedom

Political Notes – There won’t be a special session after all

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Speaker David Ralston point out the obvious — there will be no special session of the General Assembly . . .

Tags: Casey Cagle , David Ralston , Mike Crane , religious freedom , Savannah special election , special session

LGBT lawmakers urge veto of ‘religious liberty’ bill

Reps. Karla Drenner, Keisha Waites and Park Cannon ask Gov. Nathan Deal to veto the ‘religious liberty’ bill passed by the General Assembly last week . . .

Tags: LBBT legislators , Nathan Deal , religious freedom

Which path will Deal follow on ‘religious liberty’ bill?

Republican governors in Arizona and Indiana faced the same decision Gov. Deal does on the ‘religious liberty’ bill passed by the Legislature . . .

Tags: Jan Brewer , Mike Pence , Nathan Deal , religious freedom

House, Senate pass ‘religious freedom’ bill, send it to Deal

The controversial bill for “religious freedom” is passed by House Republicans, and could achieve final passage in the Senate . . .

Tags: gays , religious freedom , same-sex marriages

Political Notes – Griffin’s ‘Hitler’ comparison gets them talking

Baptist lobbyist Mike Griffin annoys legislators over the “religious freedom” issue and pays the consequences . . .

Tags: Bebe Heiskell , David Ralston , Mike Griffin , mike thurmond , religious freedom