Last night, supporters of the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) showed their true colors when they refused to add any of the amendments that would have improved the bill by explicitly preventing discrimination against LGBT Georgians.
Now more than ever, their true motives are clear: They want to legalize discrimination against gay and transgender people.
Now RFRA has advanced to the full House Judiciary Committee, which will likely vote on this dangerous “license to discriminate” bill in a matter of hours.
I’m going to be blunt: SB129 is one of the most out-of-touch and anti-gay bills in the country—and there’s no guarantee we’re going to be able to defeat it.
For months, proponents of RFRA have insisted that the bill has nothing to do with discrimination. But in rejecting commonsense amendments yesterday clarifying that SB129 cannot be used to roll back existing civil rights protections—like Atlanta’s LGBT non-discrimination law—our opponents can no longer hide behind their lies.
In just a few short hours, members of the House Judiciary Committee will decide if Georgia moves one step closer to legalizing discrimination against hardworking gay and transgender people who call our state home.
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