Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, June 16, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler
Although the Georgia General Assembly has adjourned, bills introduced but not handled this year remain alive for next year, including over a hundred that were introduced the last day of the session.
One of those bills, Representative Golick’s H.B. 629, was assigned to the House Judiciary committee, where Mr. Golick is not only a member, but is a subcommittee chairman, as well. The title of H.B. 629 is the “Georgia Civil Rights in Public Accommodations Act,” and its subject is restrooms, locker rooms, and other facilities that are open to the public.
As introduced, H.B. 629 would create a new chapter in Georgia law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin in public facilities, which would not change Georgia’s current system. However, H.B. 629 might have been introduced, specifically, to be amended next session. Note that the bill does not include a separate category for “sex,” since males and females are treated equally in each of the categories already listed. But please remember: While sex is a biological fact that identifies male and female, gender denotes variant sexual behavior. Continue reading