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Georgia governor announces veto of anti-LGBT bill
  • Republican Georgia governor Nathan Deal announced he would veto House Bill 757, a bill introduced to protect faith-based organizations from anti-discrimination lawsuits.
  • Governor Deal’s announcement came in the wake of boycott threats from businesses and prominent entertainers as well as national backlash over the passage of a more extensive anti-LGBT bill in neighboring North Carolina.
  • Some Georgia senators have announced their intention to attempt an override, although successful veto overrides are rare in Georgia’s history.

Read more:
Transcript: Governor’s remarks on HB757 (Georgia Office of the Governor)
Georgia Governor Rejects Bill Shielding Critics of Gay Marriage” (The New York Times)
Georgia Governor blocks anti-gay law after boycott threats” (PinkNews)
Senators calls for override of Deal veto of religious liberty bill” (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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