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 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto the religious liberty bill passed by the legislature there last week.
“CBS Corporation is committed to an environment that values diversity and inclusion throughout the company and in all our business practices,” said the company in a statement Thursday. “The discriminatory language in Georgia’s proposed religious liberty bill conflicts with these core ethics and values. We call on Governor Deal to exercise his veto power.”
NBCU, MGM and Discovery echoed the sentiment from CBS in their statements today too. “At Comcast NBCUniversal we are proud of our record of inclusion and stand against discrimination of all forms, the media giant asserted. “We join the voices that urge Governor Deal to protect Georgia from any discriminatory laws.”
“Amblin Partners is committed to diversity and inclusion for all,” the company led by Steven Spielberg. “We would be disappointed to see our pipeline of production end at the Georgia border because of this legislation. While we are aware that Governor Deal has not yet made a decision, we stand with our industry colleagues in strongly urging him to veto this bill.”
Deal has until May 3rd to act or the bill will then go into effect without his signature.