Georgia governor vetoes religious freedom bill criticized as anti-gay

March 28, 2016 3:05 PM

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Georgia governor vetoes religious freedom bill criticized as anti-gay

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) on Monday vetoed a controversial religious liberties bill that had provoked outrage from Hollywood, sports leagues and corporations for what critics said was its discrimination against gay and transgender people.

“I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia, which I and my family have been a part of for generations,” Deal said at a news conference announcing his decision. “Georgia is a welcoming state.”

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