Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Incorporated is pleased to learn that Governor Nathan Deal has chosen to veto GA House Bill 757.
The controversial piece of proposed legislation, named the First Amendment Defense Act, was passed by the state legislature in February and made it to the Governor’s desk amid strong opposition from the civic and business communities.
FADA was a legislative attempt to codify into GA law similar protections to those included in the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which was declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court in 1997.
The legislation would give legal protection to any ministerial staff, clergy or “faith based organizations” to refuse services “that violate such faith based organization’s sincerely held religious belief.”
That means that faith-based organizations could refuse to “rent, lease, or otherwise grant permission for property to be used by another person for an event which is objectionable to such faith based organization.” The definition of “faith-based organization” is broad enough to include several Georgia universities, and local businesses owned by religious organizations.
We salute the state legislators and business community who stood with our constituency to see this legislation defeated. Though the war isn’t yet won, this is a decided victory for Georgians.
TARGET: Social Impact & Policy Awareness
Join the ladies of the Jewel of the South Colony for an educational day of health and wellness activities. On December 5th, 2015, JOTS will host its first Life360 Symposium at the Center for Love and Light.
The event will feature distinguished speakers, business owners and vendors from across the metro Atlanta area. Come out to learn more about healthy living, self-defense, clean eating and more.
Presentation Topics include:
- Reiki and Energy Healing
- Holistic Health and Self-Defense
- Healthy Living & Clean Eating
- STI Testing & Reproductive Health
Bring your health and wellness questions and get answers from the experts.
Enter our raffle to win a wellness basket worth hundreds of dollars!
This event is free and open to the public!
DATE: July 26th, 2015
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00pm EDT
VENUE: Virtual Event; Details available upon RSVP
The Ladies of Kappa Theta Epsilon Sorority, Inc. cordially invite supporters and friends to join us for an afternoon of conversation and connection. Join us for the Sunday Salon, a private discussion forum addressing current events and topics of interest to the lesbian community.
Come prepared to network and learn more about Kappa Theta Epsilon.
This event is open to Sorority members and aspiring ladies only.
For event details and to RSVP, visit http://KappaThetaEpsilon.com/sundaysalon.
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