"As long as we remember our first principles and believe in ourselves, the future will always be ours."

-Ronald Reagan

Expanding opportunity and reaffirming individual liberty are founding principles of the Republican Party. Discrimination of any kind is wrong, and it's bad for a growing Republican Party competing for the future. LGBT Georgians are our friends, neighbors, family, co-workers, and fellow Republicans. When it comes to being able to earn a living or be served by a business they should be treated like everyone else and not be discriminated against. Also, the message from businesses across the state couldn't be clearer: discrimination of any kind is bad for the economy. As the party of free market economic growth, the Republican Party has an opportunity to make our state even more competitive for jobs and growth. Currently, there are no laws in Georgia that protect LGBT Georgians from discrimination. Many in the Republican Party believe this must change...

IN THE NEWS

The Effort to Include Non-Discrimination Language in the Religious Liberty Bill Takes Shape "Another group calling itself Georgia Republicans for the Future is mounting a push to include non-discrimination language in any bill passed by the General Assembly."
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We Republicans Lost On Gay Rights. That's A Good Thing. "Mark McKinnon-a former media advisor to George W. Bush-is calling on fellow Republicans to move into the future by embracing non-discrimination protections for LGBT Americans"

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Exclusive: Republicans in Early Nominating States See Opposition to Gay Rights Fizzle "moves are underway to introduce nondiscrimination legislation. According to the same polls, such protections are popular among Republicans"

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Millennial Republicans see risk for party in gay marriage response "Young Republicans across the country are urging the party to strike a more balanced tone on gay rights issues. A majority of young conservatives support equality for LGBT Americans:"
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Georgia legislator's remarks expose
GOP rift over religious 'liberty'
"Conservatives are standing up against the divisiveness of discrimination."
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Religious Exemption Bills Cause
Sharp Divide In Ga. Capitol
"A group of young Republicans also spoke out against the bills, saying they hurt the party's brand."
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Conservatives Take a Stand
Against Discrimination
The Republican Party should focus on growing its base to include Latinos, women and members of the LGBT community.

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Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and
Elections for February 3, 2016
"it was religious freedom day, with the Georgia Baptist Convention holding a Press Conference, followed by a group of Republicans who oppose Religious Freedom legislation."
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Former President of the Georgia Association of College Republicans makes the Case for Conservatives Opposing Discrimination "First, it's important to note Georgia Republicans for the Future doesn't oppose Religious Freedom. In fact, the group understands the importance of protecting religious Georgians; however, the group opposes religious discrimination as much as they oppose any other form of discrimination. "
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Discrimination is Not
a Conservative Value
There's nothing conservative in bloating government, in kicking the legs out from under our still-hobbling economy, or in discriminating. And there's nothing certainly Christian about it.



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GOP Group Opposes
Religious Liberty Legislation
"The next generation of our nation's leaders believe in an inclusive society creating economic and political opportunity for all."
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Georgia State College GOP Chair Pushes for Nondiscrimination "It is time for us to focus on LGBT
nondiscrimination as a party."

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In [religious exemption] Debate, Appeal
to Better Angels Not Base Instinct
"No Georgian should worry that their government, for reasons of sexuality or faith, will give license to others to discriminate. And yet today they do — and will, until this nonsense is quieted."
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Why Georgia's Governor Made
The Conservative Choice In Vetoing Religious Liberty Bill
"Vetoing this broad license to discriminate
bill wasn't simply the right thing to do,
but also the conservative one."
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Let's Build a More Welcoming Party "Another group calling itself Georgia Republicans for the Future is mounting a push to include non-discrimination language in any bill passed by the General Assembly."
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Conservatives Take a Stand
Against Discrimination
Divisive religious exemption legislation hurts the brand of our Republican Party
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