Former Grand Master of Georgia, Douglas W. McDonald
This sort of news is generally confined to the members of a grand lodge, and rarely of any interest outside of that given jurisdiction. However, it's worth mentioning here because regular visitors to this blog may recognize his significance to past events. His letter has already been circulated a bit online, so I'm not really letting a big cat out of the bag.
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The assembled Grand Lodge of Georgia upheld McDonald's edict in 2015, and it became part of their Code.
The resulting international brouhaha over McDonald's edict — along with actions also taken by the Grand Lodge of Tennessee against homosexuals, excluding them from Masonic membership — resulted in several U.S. and foreign grand lodges suspending amity with those two states. These included the regular grand lodges in the District of Columbia, California, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. Most of those still currently do not permit visitation between Masons in Tennessee and Georgia, although the GL of DC's temporary edicts have expired. Numerous other grand lodges and grand masters also condemned the bans without suspending amity.
The long saga with more links and updates than you may have any interest in may be seen here: Ongoing: Freemasonry and Sexual Behavior Rule Updates
Meanwhile, all the best to PGM McDonald, with the sincere fraternal wish that he finds the spiritual solace, renewal and satisfaction he seeks within his church, instead of in a Masonic lodge, which is not its substitute and was never intended to be.
See also: A Reflection On What Is Tearing Us Asunder
UPDATE 3/5/19, 6:30PM:
This story was edited to reflect the expiration of the GL of DC's temporary grand master edicts suspending amity with Georgia and Tennessee.