Members of the Queer Justice League who attended a community forum and meeting at My Sisters Room said they are planning a direct action on March 8. A group plans to deliver a letter to state Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta) at the Capitol asking for his apology for remarks he has made publicly against gay people, as well as against women's reproductive rights and against other marginalized communities.
Franklin has compared gays and lesbians to unrepentant drug dealers. He also called for a bill that would investigate miscarriages as possible murders or abuse against "fetal citizens, and wants to reclassify those who say they have experienced rape or abuse as "accusers" rather than "victims."
QJL and GetEqual GA are working to collaborate with PFLAG Marietta, whose members are constituents of Franklin, to deliver a letter demanding an apology while the legislature is in session, said Art Izzard of QJL.