Bill to ban job bias against Ga. LGBT state employees set for introduction Wednesday The GA Voice Editors March 29, 2011 Georgia It currently has 70 sponsors and cosponsors, including 12 Republicans, according to Georgia Equality, which sent out an Action Alert about the legislation today. “The legislation would amend Chapter 19 (Labor Practices); Article 2 (Fair Employment Practices) to add safeguards from discrimination in public employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” Georgia Equality stated in the alert. The alert called on constituents of the bill’s sponsors to contact their lawmakers and thank them for their support before the bill is officially introduced tomorrow. “As they face opposition that will surely surface, they need to know that they have strong support on this issue from their constituents,” the LGBT advocacy group stated. The measure is unlikely to move this year. Crossover Day, the day by which a bill must pass one chamber in order to be considered by the other, has already passed, and the General Assembly is set to adjourn on April 14. SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website + 7 = nine Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.