House adopts LGBT resolution

The state House on Friday approved a resolution honoring the Atlanta Freedom Marching Band, a measure Republicans in the chamber blocked a day earlier.

Sponsored by Rep. Karla Drenner, D-Avondale Estates, the resolution also references the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community, which apparently caused some House Republicans concern on Thursday, when Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, asked that a vote be delayed.

There was no opposition voiced Friday.

The House approves multiple privileged resolutions every day. They typically congratulate constituents, offer condolences for a death or commend someone for service to the state.

It is rare that one is blocked, although there is precedent. The state Senate in 2006, in a bipartisan vote, defeated a resolution honoring Jane Fonda for her charity work in the state. House Republicans in 2009 defeated a resolution commending Barack Obama for being elected president.