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Georgia's governor will veto religious-freedom bill

March 28, 2016

Georgia's Governor Nathan Deal has announced that he plans to veto legislation that would have protected religious groups from being required to approve same-sex weddings or hire openly homosexual employees.

Under heavy pressure from major corporations that had threatened to boycott the state, Governor Deal accepted the argument that the religious-freedom bill would support bias. "I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia," he said. 

 
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  • Posted by: FrHughM - Apr. 02, 2016 2:21 AM ET USA

    Such Corporate assumption of infallibility and the medieval-style enforcement of the denial of 'human nature' is what Pope Emeritus Benedict called the "Dictatorship of Relativism".

  • Posted by: k_cusick1963 - Mar. 29, 2016 8:52 AM ET USA

    Every time I hear news like this, my minds eye sees two trains on the same track, barreling down the steel rails towards each other at 90 MPH. It's no longer a question of IF they will collide, but WHEN. This began and continues now as ridicule, soon it will be our loss of tax exemption, then comes false accusations and arrests, then what? Martyrdom for our faith? Wake up, America! History always repeats itself.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 29, 2016 12:26 AM ET USA

    Shame on you Governor Deal!!! I guess money speaks louder than the truth!! I wonder what my relatives in Georgia have to say about this?

  • Posted by: nix898049 - Mar. 28, 2016 5:39 PM ET USA

    Anyone,that is, except those in the faith-based community. Why is this boycott strategy the exclusive domain of the sex-based community?