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Marietta attorney enters GOP race for Saxby Chambliss’ seat — and supports gay marriage


Attorney Art Gardner of Marietta announced today he is running for the GOP nomination to replace outgoing Sen. Saxby Chambliss — and he is not afraid to say he supports same-sex marriage.

“81 percent of Americans under 30 believe in marriage equality. How can our party expect to win, if we exclude major segments of the population with divisive social policies?” Gardner said, citing a Washington Post/ABC poll, in a press release today announcing his candidacy.

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Ga. Rep. Paul Broun likes being a boy


During a recent town hall meeting in Winder, U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, a Republican from Athens, wanted people to be clear he is secure with his gender identity.

"I don't want to pay for a sex change operation. I'm not interested. I like being a boy," he said in his criticism of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Broun threw his hat into the ring for Sen. Saxby Chambliss' seat after Chambliss said he was not seeking another term because he's tired of all the gridlock in Washington, D.C. Chambliss also made headlines when he vocalized his opposition to same sex marriage with the pithy statement, "I'm not gay, so I'm not going to marry one."

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Anti-gay politicos may flock to race to replace U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss admitted an anti-gay blog comment originated from his Atlanta office

The race to replace U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) could turn into a battle over who is the most anti-gay. Most of the popular candidates indentified in recent survey of voters have records of opposing LGBT equality, including frontrunners Sonny Perdue and Karen Handel.

Chambliss announced late last week his intention to retire at the end of his current term in Washington, D.C., which ends in 2014.

“After much contemplation and reflection, I have decided not to run for re-election to the Senate in 2014,” Chambliss said in a statement released to media Jan. 25.

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Anti-gay Shorter University teacher and Ga. state rep joins ‘personhood’ movement

The "personhood" movement is coming to Georgia and is, no surprise, being led by a Georgia state lawmaker who is also anti-gay.

Jim Galloway of the AJC is reporting that there are plans for two state lawmakers to introduce a "personhood" resolution, part of a national movement that states life begins at fertilization.

And who would be one of the lawmakers wanting to introduce the legislation? Galloway points out that one sponsor is Democrat Rick Crawford of Cedartown. Just so happens Crawford, who took office in 2007, is also a political science teacher at Shorter University. Yes, that Shorter University that recently mandated its employees sign a "Personality Lifestyle Statement" which includes this gem: