Rep. Timothy Bearden’s proposal to enshrine English as Georgia’s official language in our Constitution passed out of subcommittee yesterday:
“We’re all brought together by one thing,” Bearden told members of a House Judiciary subcommittee. “It’s the bond of the English language.”
Some 28 states have an English law, according to U.S. English Inc., which advocates for English as an official language. All eight times the question has gone to voters in other states, they’ve voted “yes,” Bearden said Tuesday.
But high hurdles may await in the General Assembly, where two-thirds of both the House and the Senate must approve the resolution before it can go to voters.