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Old 03-18-2016, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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At some point it will become law regardless of opposition.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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At some point it will become law regardless of opposition.
It might for a few months, but it would get smacked down in the Supreme Court.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Even shows that are still going do not have to be made in Georgia forever. Not spoiling anything, but the Walking Dead, for instance, could very easily send its characters to another state. If that happens, goodbye, all the local jobs it has created.
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:20 PM
 
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oh unintended consequences. The knife often seems to cut the hand that wields it.
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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It might for a few months, but it would get smacked down in the Supreme Court.
That's what I meant to say, but I didn't word it well.
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Old 03-18-2016, 03:00 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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‘Religious liberty’ bill jeopardizes Atlanta Super Bowl bid

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If Georgia chooses to turn the “religious liberty” bill into law, be prepared: Atlanta may not get a Super Bowl.

That was the suggestion from the NFL on Friday when the league released a statement in response to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s question about whether the league had any position on Georgia House Bill 757.

The statement from league spokesman Brian McCarthy reads, “NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard. Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies would be one of many factors NFL owners may use to evaluate potential Super Bowl host sites.”
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Old 03-18-2016, 03:16 PM
 
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As I have reached my limit of free AJC articles for the month, and will not pay for their content, could somebody copy and paste the list here?
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:05 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Salesforce is also threatening to pull out if this is passed into law.

I want to see nothing short of every Fortune 500 company operating in Georgia threaten to move out if this is signed into law. Every convention, too. Legislation this absurd needs to be met with the nuclear option. That way morons like McKoon, Kirk, et. al. get it pounded into their neolithic skulls that state-sanctioned discrimination isn't going to work out the way they want.
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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Well, if this happens this is just the beginning... I get a schadenfreudean giggles from level of idiocy from the aversive racist and bigoted white conservatives in the Georgia General Assembly.
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:34 PM
 
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As I have reached my limit of free AJC articles for the month, and will not pay for their content, could somebody copy and paste the list here?
I can't copy and paste the list here but the gist of it is that the bill passed the Georgia House of Representatives by a vote of 104-65.

From what I understand, I think that all House Democrats that participated in the vote, voted against the bill (there are only about 59 or 60 Democratic members in the Georgia House).

There are about 119 or 120 Republican members in the Georgia House and one independent (Rusty Kidd of Milledgeville) that caucuses with the Republicans. Kidd (the Republican-leaning independent) did not vote for the bill along with 10 House Republicans. Most (if not all) of the House Republicans that voted against the bill are from closer-in parts of the Atlanta metro area.

The Georgia House of Representatives has 180 seats, so with the vote tally being 104 representatives for and 65 representatives against (169 votes total), that means that about 11 representatives did not participate in the vote.

The bill passed the 56-member Georgia Senate by a vote of 37-18 with one member, Republican Ben Watson abstaining from voting.

The bill passed the Georgia Senate along party lines with no members of that body's Republican supermajority voting against the bill.
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