"Religious liberty to discriminate" bills.
2015-JUL to 2016-MAR, in Georgia:
Bill HB 757:
The "Free Exercise Protection Act."
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.
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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Original posting: 2016-MAR-28
Latest update : 2016-MAR-28
Author: B.A. Robinson