(4:14) Update: We just got word that the NFL has a released a statement saying that Atlanta may not get a Super Bowl if HB 757 is passed.
Companies, politicians, and celebrities have been coming out against Georgia's HB 757, a bill that would allow individuals, businesses, and taxpayer-funded social services organizations to refuse to adhere to any laws that conflict with their religious beliefs about marriage, almost since the day it was introduced. Now that the bill has passed through the legislature and sits on Governor Nathan Deal's desk, these opponents are louder than ever.
Today, the Atlanta-based e-mail giant MailChimp joined the voices many others calling for Governor Deal to veto the legislation, saying, “We strongly oppose the discriminatory legislation that recently passed in Georgia, and we join the voices in our community calling for equality...We appreciate Gov. Deal’s leadership on this issue, and we agree with him that our state should be open and inclusive to all. We respectfully ask him to veto House Bill 757.”
You can see how other companies and notable persons responded to the advancement of HB 757 below. We at Protect Thy Neighbor also urge the governor to veto this harmful bill. Join us in opposing HB 757 by sending an email to Governor Deal now.
Companies and CEOs
Michael Rapino, President, CEO, and Director of LiveNation
Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel
Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of Yelp
Max Levchin, CEO of Glow, Inc and Affirm, Inc
Politicians and Celebrities
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (Click link in the tweet)