NFL joins celebrities and CEOs to condemn Georgia's anti-LGBT bill

Since the Georgia House of Representitives gave final passage to House Bill 757, many celebrities, business leaders, and activist organizations have taken to social media to urge Governor Nathan Deal to veto the harmful bill. The NFL has released a statement warning that, if the bill turns into law, Atlanta may not get a future Super Bowl bid. As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, Brian McCarthy, an NFL spokesperson released the following statement:

NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard. Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies would be one of many factors NFL owners may use to evaluate potential Super Bowl host sites.

If signed into law, HB757 would give Georgians license to discriminate against LGBT people by allowing any person or faith-based organization to deny services or employment to anyone who conflicts with their "religious beliefs." Governor Deal, who has previously denounced HB757, will have until May 3rd to make a decision to sign or veto the bill.

Several celebrities and business leaders have joined their voices to call on Governor Deal to veto the bill. 

 

TAKE ACTION:

Join these voices by signing GLAAD's petition and tell Governor Nathan Deal to veto Georgia's "license to discriminate" bill.