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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal: I’ve Seen The Backlash And I’ll Veto Anti-LGBT Bills Again If Haters Try Again

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Gov. Nathan Deal said the uproar in North Carolina and Mississippi over new laws that critics say curb gay rights should give supporters of the “religious liberty” measure in Georgia second thoughts, and warned that he’s willing to pull out the veto pen again next year if similar legislation lands on his desk. In his first ...

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Brian Brown Issues Demand That Georgia Legislators Override Hate Bill Veto Of “Cowardly” Gov. Nathan Deal

Just in from hate group leader Brian Brown: Dear Marriage Supporter, As you know, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has become the latest example of a cowardly Republican who has thrown people of faith to the wolves by vetoing extremely modest religious liberty legislation (HB 757) that would have protected pastors, churches and religious groups from having to participate in same-sex ...

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Evangelical Leader Richard Land Has The Georgia Sadz: Gov. Nathan Deal Choose Finances Over Freedom

“Whether or not Gov. Deal realizes it, religious liberties are being stripped away from people of all faiths every day. A religious liberties bill is not intended to discriminate, but instead to protect. Discrimination goes both ways. But choosing not to protect the faithful and their beliefs—a freedom that the U.S. Constitution affords us—discriminates against those who live their lives ...

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Tony Perkins Has The Georgia Super Sadz: Gutless Governor Nathan Deal Has Cowardly Capitulated

Just in via press release: The devil has gone to Georgia again, but this time it was in the form of Big Business and cowardly politicians. In a staggering announcement this morning, the two-term governor of the Peach State has capitulated to big business and decided to give the government a blank check to punish Georgia’s men and women of ...

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GEORGIA: State Senator Calls For Veto Override

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Minutes after Gov. Nathan Deal said he would veto the ‘religious liberty’ bill that reached his desk less than two weeks ago, state Sen. Mike Crane [photo] called on his fellow lawmakers to overturn the governor’s decision. Crane, a Newnan Republican running for Congress, said Deal’s announcement Monday “is another example of how the political class ...

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Todd Starnes Has The Georgia Sadz

Todd Starnes wails for Fox News: Georgia’s Republican governor stunned the state’s religious community Monday by vetoing legislation that would have protected preachers who refuse to perform LGBT marriages. “It’s open season on people of faith in our state,” said State Sen. Josh McKoon, the author of the 2014 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. “It’s a slap in the face to ...

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BREAKING: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Announces VETO Of Anti-LGBT So-Called “Religious Liberty” Bill

Moments ago Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared that he will veto his state’s anti-LGBT so-called “religious liberty” bill. Among his reasons are that Georgia does not protect its LGBT citizens from discrimination in the first place, so further legislation is not necessary. UPDATE: Lambda Legal reacts. Today we feel very fortunate that LGBT people and people with living with HIV ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Holds Press Conference, Media Expects Anti-LGBT Bill Decision UPDATE: Deal Will VETO The Bill

UPDATE: Deal will VETO the bill. Earlier, from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Gov. Nathan Deal has a 10 a.m. press conference on his calendar. Chances are good that it’s about HB 757, the “religious liberty” bill. No doubt, by now you’ve heard about that email from Chris Riley, chief of staff for the governor, to Spiro Amburn, top aide to House ...

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GEORGIA: Time Warner, Netflix, CBS, NBC, AMC, Discovery, And Spielberg Join Pro-LGBT Coalition

An avalanche of major Hollywood production companies and networks are backing ABC/Disney in pressuring Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto his state’s pending anti-LGBT bill. Deadline reports: In what is virtually now a unanimous and united stance against Georgia’s move to allow discrimination against the LGBT community, CBS, NBCUniversal, Discovery and Open Road Films have joined the effort to get ...

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HOLLYWOOD: Movie Industry Bigwigs Urge Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal To Veto Anti-LGBT Bill

A coalition of major Hollywood figures have signed a joint letter urging Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto his state’s pending anti-LGBT bill. Among the boldface names are Rob Reiner, Lee Daniels, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore, Gus Van Sant, and Harvey Weinstein. Read it below. The letter was coordinated by the Human Rights Campaign, which earlier this week pressured Disney ...

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Todd Starnes Has The Disney Sadz

Yesterday Disney vowed to take its film production out of Georgia if Gov. Nathan Deal signs his state’s anti-LGBT “religious liberty” bill and this has Todd Starnes ever so pissed. Disney’s Marvel Comics division has filmed several recent blockbusters in the Atlanta area due to the tax breaks the state grants to movie studios.

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Franklin Graham: Christians Must Stand Up To The NFL

“Atlanta is a great location for the Super Bowl but the NFL has come out against Georgia’s religious exemptions bill, threatening that it could impact Atlanta’s consideration in the Super Bowl selection process for 2019 and 2020. LGBT forces and corporate super powers are using this threat to try to stop the bill that would protect pastors from performing same-sex ...

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GEORGIA: Disney Vows Boycott Over Anti-LGBT Bill

On Saturday, HRC head Chad Griffin asked Hollywood to boycott Georgia if the state’s anti-LGBT “religious liberty” bill becomes law. Today Griffin got his first result. Via the Hollywood Reporter: Disney and its Marvel Studios film unit will not film future movies in Georgia if a controversial bill that critics contend would legalize anti-gay discrimination is signed by that state’s ...

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GEORGIA: Tony Perkins Has The NFL Sadz

“In the NFL’s offseason, league officials are trying to invade someone else’s turf: Georgia’s. In the ongoing scrimmage over the state’s deflated religious freedom bill, the National Football League is using a familiar playbook to frighten Gov. Nathan Deal (R) out of signing H.B. 757, a shell of a measure that — in its old form — would have shielded ...

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HRC Head Chad Griffin Urges Hollywood To Boycott Georgia If Anti-LGBT Bill Becomes Law [VIDEO]

On Friday the NFL warned that Atlanta will never get a Super Bowl if Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs the anti-LGBT “license to discriminate” bill that has reached his desk. Yesterday HRC head Chad Griffin spoke at his group’s Los Angeles gala where he called on the assembled Hollywood movers and shakers to boycott the state if the bill becomes ...

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GEORGIA: Big Business Turns Up Heat On Gov. Nathan Deal, Demands Veto On Anti-LGBT RFRA Bill

From the Associated Press: Georgia’s business community and other opponents of a bill protecting those who object to same-sex marriage called Thursday for Gov. Nathan Deal to veto it, likely starting weeks of intense lobbying on the Republican. Some religious and political officials hailed the bill’s passage on Wednesday, thanking GOP leaders of the General Assembly for increasing “religious liberty” ...

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GEORGIA: Anti-LGBT RFRA Bill Goes To Governor

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Georgia Legislature over the course of a few hours Wednesday unveiled changes to a controversial “religious liberty” bill and gave it final passage, setting off a collision course with corporate leaders and gay rights advocates over charges that it would legalize discrimination in Georgia. House Bill 757 now goes to Gov. Nathan Deal for his ...

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Tony Perkins Vs Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

Hate group leader Tony Perkins is furious with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who last week denounced his state’s pending RFRA bill by quoting from the bible. Perkins rants: Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) used to be a Democrat, and on Thursday, it was easy to see why. The longtime congressman-turned-governor sounded a lot like his old party last week when ...

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GEORGIA: Gov. Nathan Deal Denounces Anti-LGBT “Religious Liberty” Bill By Citing The Bible

Feeling the heat from major local corporations, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal today denounced the pending anti-LGBT “religious liberty” bill by citing scripture. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Standing in the lobby of a government building after a ribbon-cutting ceremony, he laid out a lengthy condemnation of the measure from a Biblical perspective, first noting that he is a Southern Baptist who ...

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Ryan Anderson: Georgia’s License To Discriminate Bill Actually Protects The Rights Of Minorities

Ryan Anderson writes for the Heritage Foundation: Last Friday, the Georgia Senate passed a good bill that protects religious freedom in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage. And already special interest groups and big businesses are trying to pressure the governor into refusing to sign the bill unless it is significantly watered down in the House. This ...

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