Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee held a hearing on the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
The good news? The committee did not vote to advance this “license to discriminate” bill to the House floor.
The bad news? They still can. And they very well might cast a vote tomorrow.
With just a little over a week before the Georgia General Assembly adjourns for the year, we have to keep showing lawmakers that we’re watching this bill closely—and that the people of Georgia are united in strong opposition to this mean-spirited legislation. Click here to urge your Representative to vote NO on RFRA.
After today’s very important subcommittee hearing, nothing has changed. This bill will still cause unintended consequences for all Georgians, where a police officer could refuse to work an event associated with a cause he disagrees with or a high school guidance counselor could refuse to help a student struggling to come to terms with his sexual orientation.
With no amendments added to lessen the harms, if passed into law, this bill will still give Georgia a black eye and hurt our economy. States like West Virginia and Arizona all firmly rejected similar bills. Georgia would be wise to follow suit.
So in the week ahead, we’ll continue to communicate our vision for Georgia’s future: we want to keep in place existing protections for religious freedom and ensure all people are protected from discrimination.SHARE THIS STORY