Results tagged “georgia” from Last Word

"The amendment serves no purpose but to institutionalise discrimination against LGBTI people. As equality is the defining element of a civilised and inclusive society, I call on the Georgian Parliament to vote against this homophobic amendment and continue on the road to equality." -- Ulrike Lunacek MEP, Co-President of the European Parliament's LGBT Intergroup, in a statement. Georgian Prime Minister Irakli ... [Read]

"We won't allow these sick people to hold gay parades in our country. It's against our traditions and our morals." Zhuzhuna Tavadze, speaking to Reuters as she and thousands others confronted an LGBT-rights rally marking the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) and Transphobia in Tbilisi, Georgia, earlier today. About 50 pro-LGBT activists were forced to flee the scene as ... [Read]

"I'm not gay. So I'm not going to marry one." -- Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), when asked by Politico if his views on gay marriage had changed. The D.C.-based publication spoke with several Democratic and Republican congressmen about gay marriage on the heels of Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman's declaration of support for same-sex marriage, and found a "disconnect between ... [Read]

Brandon White courageously came forward today at a press conference to address an assault that had been videotaped by alleged gang members and posted on the internet. White was attacked as he left an Atlanta, Georgia store by three men. A fourth waited to videotape the incident. They repeated yelled "No faggots in Jack City" while punching and kicking ... [Read]