While Georgia's HB 757 has been passed by the state's Senate, Governor Nathan Deal suggests that some changes are coming to the legislation.
The signal was sent on legislation that passed the Georgia Senate on Friday to allow opponents of same-sex marriage to cite religious beliefs in denying services to gay couples. Already, a small telecom startup based in Decatur has announced plans to leave Georgia, and opponents warn others will follow.
[Governor] Deal declined to talk specifics on the legislation, but made clear the measure is still evolving – and that he and his top aides are working with House Speaker David Ralston and other legislative leaders.
“We’re working with the leadership of the General Assembly now as that bill is continuing to move through the process,” he said. “So we’ll see.”