WABE's Week In Review: Georgia's new law banning certain medical care for trans kids faces legal action and queer rappers in Atlanta talk about the music scene
BREAKING: Four Georgia families filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday to block Georgia’s new restrictions on gender-affirming care for transgender children from taking effect July 1. https://t.co/MT6OyhRxFZ— WABE News (@wabenews) June 30, 2023
To take a deeper look at the issues affecting LGBTQ people in Georgia, a team of WABE reporters is working on a number of features stories that will be rolled out throughout June and beyond. A look behind the headlines. Beyond June. This is Beyond Pride.https://t.co/SB4I5U0V6H
Local impacts of SCOTUS affirmative action ruling…
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions. GSU law professors Tanya Washington and Anthony Michael Kreis discussed the ruling on Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look.”https://t.co/RzAOW6Kn3D— WABE News (@wabenews) June 30, 2023
Antisemetic actions reignite calls for legislation…
About a dozen people gathered outside a Cobb County synagogue Saturday bearing Nazi flags, sparking widespread condemnation from both sides of the political aisle in Georgia and renewing talk of state action to address antisemitism; per @GeorgiaRecorder.https://t.co/9geyUIyvS6— WABE News (@wabenews) June 28, 2023
Christine King Farris dies…
BREAKING NEWS: Christine King Farris died Thursday, June 29, at the age of 95. She was the last surviving sibling of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.https://t.co/Q74ornKo2L— WABE News (@wabenews) June 29, 2023
Also in this episode…
–Chamian Cruz reports on Fulton County exploring several initiatives aimed at reducing its overall jail population.
–Julien Virgin has more from Lake Lanier where law enforcement agencies are cracking down on old and new laws to keep people safe on the water across the state.
–Rahul Bali reports on the continued protests over the controversial Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, including one that disrupted a ceremony held by Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens at a fire station.
–We also hear from Atlanta community health advocates, who slammed Wellstar Health System leaders during an in-person public hearing for the potential merger between the Augusta University Health System (as Wellstar recently shuttered facilities in Atlanta).