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June 24, 2024 2:35 am

Georgia House panel debates proposed public school trans bathroom bill, prompting sharp criticism

Where should transgender students go to use the bathroom? That’s one of the questions pondered by the Georgia House Education Policy Subcommittee Thursday as it considered a bill calling on school districts to designate multiple occupancy restrooms either for people whose bodies produce eggs or whose bodies produce sperm.

Gold Dome culture wars: GOP bills aim to limit school sex ed, remove books and install chaplains

In the final scheduled hearing of the Senate Committee on Education and Youth before Crossover Day Wednesday, senators passed bills aimed at removing “harmful materials” from school libraries and eliminating sex education for fourth-graders and younger.

In a separate meeting, the Senate Committee on Government Oversight passed bills aiming to cut ties with the American Library Association, as well as authorizing schools to display the Ten Commandments and employ school chaplains.

Democrats in state Legislature pitch Georgia public ballot initiatives for popular policies blocked by Republicans

Every year, Georgia lawmakers come to Atlanta to make laws. But what if regular Georgians could directly participate in drafting legislation? That’s what some Democratic House members are asking with longshot legislation seeking to amend the state constitution and allow voters to directly weigh in on state laws during elections.