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2015-JUL to 2016-MAR, in Georgia:
Bill HB 757:
The "Free Exercise Protection Act."

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Two bills to guarantee to religious believers the "freedom to discriminate" against others were merged into a single bill, and passed by the Senate and House in the Georgia Legislature. It raised a firestorm of opposition from companies across the U,S, and was vetoed by Governor Deal (R) in late 2016-MAR. Attempts are being made to overide the veto.

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Topics covered in this section:

  • Part 1: 2015-6: House bill HB 757 introduced. Senate considers bill SB 284. Bills are merged, and passed by the Senate.

  • Part 2: 2016: Reactions to bill HB 757. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Greg Kirk (R) makes a claim. Analysis of the claim. 

  • Part 3: Polls & math. teaching. PPRI public opinion poll. Webmaster's remark on clergy protection. House receives the bill.

  • Part 4: Two business groups with opposite views. An attempt to resolve the conflict. Webmaster's comments.

  • Part 5: Webmaster's comments (Continued). The Legislature passes HB 757. Reactions.  

  • Part 6: More reactions to the passage of the bill. 

  • Part 7:  Still more negative reactions to the bill.

  • Part 8:  Discussions about the potential for discrimination in the bill.

  • Part 9:  Governor Nathan Deal (R) vetoes HB 757, the "Free Exercise Protection Act." Reactions to the veto.

  • Part 10: Reactions to Governor Nathan Deal's (R) veto of HB 757. Attempts to recall the Legislature to override the veto.

  • More developments expected.

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Copyright © 2016 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Original posting: 2016-MAR-28
Latest update : 2016-MAR-28
Author: B.A. Robinson

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