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    Georgia governor to veto 'religious liberty' bill

    Whatever his reasons, good for him. Good decision.

    Under increasing pressure from major corporations that do business in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday he will veto a bill that critics say would have curtailed the rights of Georgia's LGBT community.

    House Bill 757 would have given faith-based organizations in Georgia the option to deny services and jobs to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Supporters said the measure was meant to protect religious freedom, while opponents have described it as "anti-LGBT" and "appalling."


    In a news conference, Deal said he was not reacting to pressure from the faith-based community, of which he counts himself a member. Likewise, he said he wasn't responding to the business community, which warned Georgia could lose jobs if he signed the bill.
    His decision, he said, was "about the character of our state and the character of our people. Georgia is a welcoming state. It is full of loving, kind and generous people."
    Deal said he found it ironic that some people acknowledge that God grants the freedoms enumerated in the First Amendment, but want the government to enact laws to secure those rights.
    "Perhaps we should heed the hands-off admonition of the First Amendment," he said.
    Georgia governor to veto LGBT bill - CNN.com

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    Good to know he didn't cave to corporate pressure.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Good to know he didn't cave to corporate pressure.......

    That's funny!

    He just couldn't bear to see the Walking Dead walking out of Georgia.
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    This is fascism! Fascism, I tell you!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Good to know he didn't cave to corporate pressure.......
    The gays 'got' to him. Probably blackmailing him for something naughty he did in the locker room way back in the 1960's.
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    Good news for whatever reasons Deal had.
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    It's a shame he did it because of corporate pressure rather than standing up to the bigots and saying "discrimination is wrong and I won't condone it in my state."
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    I'm sure he didn't want to see what's happening in NC happen to Georgia


    Good on him

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnbskts View Post
    It's a shame he did it because of corporate pressure rather than standing up to the bigots and saying "discrimination is wrong and I won't condone it in my state."
    Well, to be fair to him, he came pretty close to that.

    His decision, he said, was "about the character of our state and the character of our people. Georgia is a welcoming state. It is full of loving, kind and generous people."

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