Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Atlanta passes the buck on apology to Eagle

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 20, 2010 6:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Eagle, gay politics, raid on Atlanta gay bar

In case you missed this, the Atlanta City Council decided to kowtow to conservative opinion (such as the Southern Baptist politics of the ACC's chairman) and take the coward's way out by deferring the decision to apologize for the unjust raid on an Atlanta gay bar.

The Public Safety Committee of the Atlanta City Council tonight voted to "hold" (or indefinitely postpone) a resolution to apologize for the actions committed by police officers at the Atlanta Eagle bar on September 10-11, 2009.

Councilman Ivory Lee Young, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, expressed his desire for the issue to be resolved in court, rather than by the City Council.


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They're not going to do anything unless a court forces them to.

Agreed with Alex here. Sadly, I think is indicative of what needs to be done on a national level - go through the courts of the nation get equality because clearly that is the only way that works and gets attention. Atlanta may be a comparative heaven for GLBT people but until we demand equality stuff like this won't stop nationally.