Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: Our existence is a partisan issue

One of the things we look at regularly in political science is why people are partisan — that is, why do they declare themselves a Democrat or a Republican, and then vote for that party? The surprising answer i...

RNC Day 1: Anti-LGBT attack, plagiarism, rules fight

CLEVELAND — Over the course of one night at the Republican National Convention, two different speakers Monday exemplified the party’s desire of LGBT outreach on one hand and continuing attacks on LGBT people on...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, August 18

1. It's not just a ban on gay blood donation. After a gay teen committed suicide, his eye donation was rejected. 2. “All I can say is that it’s been discussed.” “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman on w...

Georgia gay Republican jumps into state House race

You’d be hard-pressed to find two words that make many LGBT people see red quicker than “gay Republican.” But political new-comer Christopher Deraney is shaking off the criticism and making a run as an openly g...
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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.