The Walt Disney Company has become the first major studio to speak out against Georgia’s anti-LGBT ‘license to discriminate bill. The company stated that they would move their business out of the state if Governor Nathan Deal signed the bill into law.
Without warning, the Georgia House of Representatives gave final passage to a bill HB 757, that would allow any person or faith-based organization (including nonprofits, charities, schools, universities, and hospitals) to cite their “religious beliefs” as justification to discriminate against others, including LGBT Georgians.
Yesterday, the Georgia House passed House Bill 757, which has added further anti-LGBT amendments to Gergia's "license to discriminate" bill. The bill will now go to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature. Despite major resistance from Georgians, businesses, and celebreties with ties in Georgia, the House quickly introduced and voted overwhelmingly in favor of the bill.
GLAAD has released two new media guides for journalists reporting on LGBT people in Alabama and Mississippi after a recent report showed an increased discomfort with the LGBT community by Americans living in the U.S. South
The number of LGBT activists, celebrities, clergy, and companies that have condemned FADA has been growing in the past few weeks with voices such as Delta, Virgin Group, and even the Governor of Georgia uniting in the fight against this harmful anti-LGBT bill.
Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order requiring all city agencies to ensure that their employees and members of the public have access to bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity or expression.