We take a look at where candidates stand on LGBT issues, including marriage, employment non-discrimination and hate crimes. Profiled are candidates running for Georgia Governor, one of Georgia's two U.S. Senate seats and candidates for Lieutenant Governor.
It’s hardly a secret that I have liberal tendencies. That’s why I was so disappointed when I went to my local polling place to vote in the midterm elections this week.
The phrase “lesser of two evils” comes up a lot during elections, especially local and state-level elections here in Georgia.
I’m tired of choosing between bad and worse.
To hear former Gov. Roy Barnes at the Oct. 25 LGBT Democratic fundraiser, Tuesday’s election is the most important in Georgia “since World War II.”
While that might be a bit exaggerated, it is hard to overstate the importance of this year’s state elections to LGBT Georgians — although that is not what Barnes and the other Democratic Party leaders and candidates who spoke at the fundraiser were talking about, since they managed to stand at a microphone at an LGBT event and not say the words “gay” or “sexual orientation” one single time.
A Facebook page created by Georgia Equality, the state’s largest LGBT political group, asks Georgians to pledge to vote against Republican candidate Nathan Deal in the governor’s race.
Deal, a former congressman, faces Democrat and former governor Roy Barnes and Libertarian John Monds on the Nov. 2 ballot.
“If elected Governor, Nathan Deal would be a danger to the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Georgians. He has already run the most anti-LGBT campaign in Georgia history and hopes our community and our allies will be so discouraged we will not vote in November,” the pledge states.
“Don’t let his brand of politics keep you from voting on election day, too much is at stake.”
A Facebook page created by Georgia Equality, the state's largest LGBT political group, asks Georgians to pledge to vote against Republican candidate Nathan Deal in the governor's race.
The GOP gubernatorial primary was one of the most anti-gay races in recent Georgia history, and that didn't change as Nathan Deal and Karen Handel battled it out in the runoff.