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By Dave Williams
A co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks has joined the advisory board of a business coalition formed to oppose religious freedom legislation before the General Assembly.
Former pro basketball star Grant Hill, also a vice-chairman of the Hawks’ board, is lending his support to Georgia Prospers, which has signed up more than 350 businesses across the state.
“It is so important to keep alive the values of good sportsmanship, fairness and inclusion that were ingrained in me as an athlete,” said Hill, a seven-time NBA all-star. “That’s why I believe in the good work of Georgia Prospers. It is critical, now more than ever, that our state supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace.”
Georgia business leaders are worried that passage of a religious freedom bill in Georgia would spark a tourism and convention boycott of the state and lead to reduced corporate investment in other ways.
The Georgia Senate approved religious freedom legislation a week ago. The bill is now before the state House of Representatives.SHARE THIS STORY