Business Communities, LGBT Groups Are Fighting Discriminatory Bills Nationwide

With discriminatory bills moving in legislatures nationwide, business communities, politicians, and LGBT activists nationwide are hitting back hard.

From The New York Times:

The dispute is escalating here in Georgia, where the Senate last month approved a measure barring “adverse action” by the government against anyone following religious beliefs about marriage, including “that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.” Though some of Georgia’s senior elected officials, including the House speaker and governor, both Republicans, have expressed caution about the proposal, business groups are taking no chances.

“We think the lessons learned in Indiana should allow for some straight thinking by our legislature that this would be harmful to Georgia if passed in the current form,” said Jenner Wood, the chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and one of the founders of Georgia Prospers, a coalition of more than 400 companies, including Coca-Cola and Google, that oppose the bill.

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