This week, we heard about the small, but bipartisan push for anti-discrimination language in Georgia's RFRA bill. Now outgoing chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber says that a religious liberty bill without this language could cost the state jobs.
From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Gellerstedt mentioned a proposed religious liberty bill that business leaders helped scuttle last year that critics say could discriminate against gays and lesbians. The chamber has said the bill could hurt Georgia’s reputation and cost jobs.
Gellerstedt said any such bill should have anti-discrimination language.
“To attract to people to this city, as great as this city is, we have to have a completely inclusive place where everybody is welcome,” said incoming chamber Chairman and SunTrust executive Jenner Wood. “That benefits not only the citizens of Georgia but it benefits the businesses that needs the workers. We won’t tolerate any discrimination. We want to be known as being inclusive.”