Wednesday, July 07, 2010
ATLANTA IS STILL IN GEORGIA WHICH IS UNFORTUNATE IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE GAY
A gay couple were attacked an d robbed in a city park July 2 in Atlanta. There are three interesting parts of this story (an attack on a gay couple, unfortunately is not all that uncommon). First, the couple fought back and until the three attackers were reinforced by eight to ten others had the upper hand. Second, the police responded quickly and arrested six people. Third, the Atlanta police have classified the attack as a bias crime although the great state of Georgia does not have a hate crime statute. In fact, Georgia doesn't view lesbians, gays, transgender, bisexual and queer people as deserving of full rights, but rather as still second-class citizens who are not legally allowed to get married but can be fired for being gay.
THE FOLLOWING IS FROM THE GEORGIA VOICE.