Civil Rights


Georgia Equality, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in Georgia, has endorsed the creation of an Athens Civil Rights Committee. As the movement pushing for Athens-Clarke County to create an Athens Civil Rights Committee grows, more organizations have realized the need for such a Committee so that discrimination can be fought. Georgia […]

Georgia Equality endorses push for Athens Civil Rights Committee


The internationally recognized Human Rights Campaign recently released the results of the 2015 Municipal Equality Index. HRC evaluated over 400 cities, including 8 in Georgia. Athens received just 19 out of a possible 100 points, tied for second-lowest in Georgia (the other Georgia cities: Atlanta-100, Augusta-12, Avondale Estates-41, Columbus-40, Decatur-28, North […]

Athens scores 19 out of 100 on Municipal Equality Index ...


Twenty Athens residents showed up on Tuesday to the ACC Commission Agenda-Setting Session to advocate for an Athens Civil Rights Committee (ACRC) be added to the proposed Bar Admittance Ordinance. Many Commissioners voiced support for an ACRC, which would make recommendations to the county, educate the community, and be a […]

Residents Advocate for Athens Civil Rights Committee