Georgia GOP Legislator: Put Anti-Discrimination Clause In State RFRA Bill

There are some bipartisan rumblings about including anti-discrimination protections in Georgia's RFRA bill. 

From Georgia Voice:

Several powerful Republican lawmakers said today that if a so-called “religious freedom” bill were to move forward in the next legislative session, it must have anti-discrimination protections.

The AJC reports that the comments came during a legislative panel discussion at the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association’s annual meeting featuring Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert (R-Athens), Rep. Beth Beskin (R-Atlanta), Rep. Brett Harrell (R-Snellville) and House Minority Whip Carolyn Hugley (D-Columbus).

When asked whether they would support SB129, state Sen. Josh McKoon’s (D-Columbus) “religious freedom” bill that failed in the last legislative session, Cowsert said, “If the House does pass it, I hope it includes that anti-discrimination clause to make sure we are protection people’s religious freedoms but not using that as a shield,” with Beskin agreeing according to the AJC report.

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If you need a reminder of why "religious freedom" bills like this are dangerous, read this.