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.
Georgia Women works with many organizations to
address this issue. To date, our work includes:
Working in a coalition to obtain sexual orientation and gender
identity protections for Macon-Bibb County employees.
Advocating for statewide protections and against laws that
seek to limit the rights of our LGBTQ citizens.
In April 2018, Georgia Equality presented Georgia Women (And
Those Who Stand With Us) their LOCAL COMMUNITY BUILDER
award for our efforts to protect the rights of all citizens in Georgia.
Currently there is a Civil Rights Ordinance proposed which would
amend Article III of Chapter 2 of the Macon-Bibb County Code of
Ordinances and put in place mechanism to resolve complaints
quickly and easily with no dependence on the federal court system.
Introduced on November 3, 2020 the ordinance provides protections
for virtually everyone against discrimination.