This is the week.
We have exactly four days until Georgia lawmakers adjourn for the session—and exactly four days to stop the “license to discriminate” RFRA bill from becoming law.
And with the backlash we’re seeing in Indiana, our legislators are seeing firsthand just how much damage RFRA would inflict on Georgia. Just today, supporters of this harmful bill postponed a scheduled vote to re-insert discriminatory language in Georgia’s RFRA bill.
But it isn’t over until it’s over. And if supporters of RFRA have shown us anything so far, it’s that they won’t hesitate to play political football with the lives of LGBT Georgians.
For months we’ve been arguing that if Georgia passes this “license to discriminate” bill, the fallout would be huge—with major Fortune 500 companies pulling out of our state, and taking their investment and jobs with them.
Now we can simply look no further than Indiana to prove that our worst fears will come true if we don’t stop RFRA now.
We must ask our elected leaders, is it really worth it? Is it really worth the loss of millions in investment and thousands of jobs—as well as the permanent irreparable damage to our international business standing—just to legalize state-sanctioned discrimination against gay and transgender Georgians? The answer is and has always been NO.
With just days to go before the Georgia Legislature adjourns, it’s time to stick the nail in RFRA’s coffin.
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