We need your help. The 2015 Georgia legislative session is underway—and already, some lawmakers are vowing to push legislation known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that would give individuals and businesses a “license to discriminate” against Georgians who are gay or transgender.
That’s why today, Georgia Equality is proud to stand alongside our partners who are launching Georgia Unites Against Discrimination—a historic, grassroots campaign committed to keeping discrimination out of Georgia.
The freedom of religion is one of our most fundamental rights as a nation—and it’s not up for debate. But if RFRA passes, it would allow any person to ignore critical laws meant to protect all of us from discrimination.
But RFRA isn’t just bad for Georgia families, it’s bad for Georgia’s economy too. Leading businesses are already firmly voicing their opposition because they know discrimination will damage Georgia’s reputation and ability to compete in the global economy.
Now more than ever, Georgians must unite behind the basic values of fairness and freedom that define who we are as a state. Together, we must stop this mean-spirited legislation in its tracks before it’s too late.
Together we can defeat this harmful proposal and continue the work of making Georgia a welcoming place to live and work for everyone.SHARE THIS STORY