Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed means business.
When Senator Josh McCoon—the sponsor of the “license to discriminate” RFRA bill—tried to legitimize his mean-spirited legislation that could allow individuals and businesses to discriminate against others, Atlanta’s Mayor was having none of it.
In a debate on Twitter, Mayor Reed artfully explained that the country has moved forward, and now an overwhelming majority agree that discrimination has no place in either Georgia or the nation. He also made the salient point that enacting RFRA will tarnish Georgia’s global business standing and hurt our economy.
We need strong allies like Mayor Reed to push back against the misinformation perpetrated by Senator McCoon and RFRA’s supporters. So join us as we thank Mayor Reed for taking a stand against a license to discriminate in Georgia—click here to send a message now.
Despite Mayor Reed’s insistence that RFRA is bad for our economy and bad for the state, the fact remains that Senator McCoon has vowed to push for an Indiana-style RFRA bill next year.
And with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling expected this month that could lead to the freedom to marry in Georgia and nationwide, we have no doubt that RFRA supporters will be even more committed to passing their anti-LGBT agenda than ever before.
That’s why it’s imperative we show allies like Mayor Kasim Reed that we appreciate them standing up for LGBT Georgia families.
Because with stakes this high, we need all the allies that we can get.SHARE THIS STORY