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.