Georgia Governor Vetos Religious Liberty Bill After Hollywood Backlash

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Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal has decided to veto an anti-gay bill, which would have permitted faith-based groups to reject services and employment to homosexuals. House Bill 757 also would’ve prevented religious officials from performing same-sex weddings.

“I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith based community in Georgia,” Deal stated in a speech (via Deadline). “Georgia is a welcoming state,” he added, saying that the bill “doesn’t reflect the character of [their] state or the character of its people.”

Disney, Marvel, and AMC previously threatened to boycott Georgia if House Bill 757 went through. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently being shot at Pinewood Atlanta Studios.

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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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