Release: Georgia Senate Democrats Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Enshrine Reproductive Freedom in Georgia.

(Atlanta, GA) — The Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus today introduced the Reproductive Freedom Amendment (SR136). The Amendment would repeal Georgia’s six-week abortion ban, and advance reproductive freedom rights in Georgia by enshrining these rights in the Georgia Constitution.

The reproductive freedom rights protected under the amendment include the right for women to make their own healthcare decisions around anything related to pregnancy, including but not limited to prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion care, miscarriage management, and infertility care.… Read more

Georgia Senate Democrats Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Protect Marriage Equality.

February 7, 2023

(Atlanta, GA) — Today, Georgia Senate Democrats introduced an amendment to the Georgia Constitution that would enshrine marriage equality for all Georgians. The amendment recognizes “any union between two adult[s], regardless of race, gender, or biological sex.”

The proposed Amendment would repeal the unconstitutional same-sex marriage ban in the Georgia Constitution and replace it with the new language that explicitly protects same-sex and interracial unions.… Read more

2023 State of the State Democratic Response

January 25, 2023

(Atlanta, GA) — Following Governor Kemp’s State of the State address today, the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses issue a response countering the Governor’s impression that Georgia’s newfound progress and prosperity has been shared equally among all Georgians and outlining the Democratic Caucuses’ priorities for Georgia’s 2023 legislative session.

Leading the response at the State Capitol is Senate Minority Leader Gloria Butler and House Minority Leader James Beverly.… Read more

GA Senate and House Caucuses File Legal Brief Opposing Kemp’s Motion to Overturn Atlanta Face Mask Order

The Georgia Senate and House Democratic Caucuses filed an amici curiae brief in Fulton County Superior Court today, opposing Governor Brian Kemp’s legal action to overturn the City of Atlanta’s requirement to wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CIVIL ACTION No. 2020CV338387)

The legal brief, filed at 10:43 a.m., Monday, seeks both to support the city in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of Georgia residents and to understand and limit the scope of the Governor’s emergency powers the state legislature granted him in March of this year.… Read more