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Augusta will benefit from proposed anti-discrimination ordinance.

Augusta is one of the last major cities in Georgia not to pass a comprehensive anti-discriminationordinance. The Augusta Commission is now considering a proposal that would create suchprotections in Augusta-Richmond County in circ...

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  1. I respectfully disagree. It is wrong to discriminate. Most of the discrimination I see is in the hearts of people. You can not legislate morality. The best way to end discrimination is to listen to each other and work cooperatively. We are living in a society that does not presume innocence. This legislation would increase the distrust gap between races

  2. I also disagree. The Federal law thet protects groups from discrimination is bad enough, but I think anyone who would rent to a lawyer, legal student, etc. is just opening themselves up to a legal battle, and if that person can put themselves into a protected group a losing legal battle. Maybe we should STOP making laws so lawyers can make bigger incomes. As Mark Twain said, “A good lawyer knows the law; a clever one takes the judge to lunch.” So really all laws boil down to making lawyers more money, leaving everyone else with less!

  3. Scott Hudson’s article published in the 9 March 2021 edition of the Augusta Press describes a number of concerning features of the Mayor’s anti-discrimination proposal which Mr Duncan does not address. I urge all readers to go back and read Scott’s article. I does not look like businesses have any protection against frivolous complaints. That alone raises a red flag.

  4. I also respectfully disagree with Mr. Duncan’s position, as noted in the above responses. If Georgia doesn’t have sufficient laws to protect against discrimination of any kind then I suggest we ask our legislators to enact such laws to cover all of Georgia. That would negate the need for local laws regarding discrimination.

  5. I’m not surprised Mr Duncan wants to create more local ordinances for lawyers to argue in court or mediation. He is an attorney after all. I’m sure the small business owners in Richmond County who will have to comply with these rules would have a different view of these new hurtles put upon them. If a case goes to mediation or court, two lawyers may be employed to argue each side. A business owner would have to take time away from his or her small enterprise to defend themselves against possible frivolous accusations of wrongdoing. I can’t believe the commission is considering this in the middle of a pandemic while small businesses are struggling to survive. In my opinion, this is extremely bad policy that will just push more businesses out of Richmond County.

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