REMINDER: On Anniversary of Equality Act Introduction, Loeffler Still Stands With “Legalized Discrimination” Bill Instead

March 13, 2020

Even before she took office, Loeffler broke with Georgia businesses to support a discriminatory bill rather than stand with bipartisan Equality Act

ATLANTA — Today marks the one-year anniversary since the introduction of the bipartisan Equality Act to protect LGBTQ Americans from discrimination — but it’s also nearly 3 months since unelected “political mega-donor” Senator Kelly Loeffler officially stood behind controversial legislation that amounts to “legalized discrimination” against LGBTQ Georgians and would  potentially devastate Georgia businesses.

While polling shows the overwhelming majority of Americans — including majorities of Georgians and Republican voters — support the Equality Act’s provisions, Loeffler would rather stand with this radical legislation that even leaders in her own party refused to support — and her own WNBA basketball team the Atlanta Dream opposes.

Now, facing a competitive primary challenge from top Trump ally Congressman Doug Collins and struggling to define herself with Georgia voters, Loeffler is once again choosing to score cheap political points over protecting Georgians.

“Given the choice between standing with a partisan push to allow legalized discrimination or a bipartisan effort to protect the rights of all Georgians, it’s no surprise that Kelly Loeffler is siding with most reckless and out-of-touch elements of her party,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Georgians deserve a Senator who will stand up for their basic rights, not back bills that would allow discrimination and do enormous damage to Georgia business.”

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