COMPREHENSIVE CIVIL RIGHTS
Georgia law provides no Civil Rights protections.
Georgians depend on Federal Civil Rights laws.
Georgia is one of only three states in the nation lacking
private-sector employee protections and one of only five
states in the nation with no public accommodation laws.
Those individuals who have been discriminated
against because of race, national origin, age or sex must
bring a federal law suit because no state laws protect them.
As a social welfare organization, Protection of civil liberties has been one of our guiding principles since our inception. Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us) has
continuously partnered with several organizations across the state and the country to fight
for these protections. In April 2018, Georgia Equality presented their
LOCAL COMMUNITY BUILDER award for our efforts to protect the rights of all
citizens in Georgia.
On April 22 & 23, 2021 Georgia Women(And Those Who Stand With Us)
was one of the sponsors of a Two Day Educational Comprehensive Civil Rights
Event that included forums on the topics of law, business, people of color and
people of faith.
Recordings of these forums are available on You Tube:
We are proud to have sponsored these forums and hope that more people will
understand why having a non-discrimination ordinance is good for our entire
In November of 2020, the Macon-Bibb County Commission passed a Civil Rights
Ordinance, amending Article III of Chapter 2 of the Macon-Bibb County Code of
Ordinances. This ordinance provided protections for virtually everyone against
discrimination, however Mayor Reichert vetoed the ordinance.
It is our fervent hope that this ordinance will pass and be signed into law
whenever it is brought up again.