Update 28 March 2016 - Huge news - Georgia’s governor Nathan Deal announced that he would veto the state’s “religious liberty” bill!
We delivered the signatures directly to the governor, adding our voices to a huge outcry of other organizations, companies and celebrities. More than 54,000 All Out members from all over the world joined the outcry and helped stop this terrible bill in its tracks.
Imagine being denied a room at a hotel late at night after your car broke down. Or being turned down by a taxi driver. Or not being served in a restaurant. Just because of who you are.
That could be the reality for lesbian, gay, bi, and trans (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Georgia in the very near future: the state is dangerously close to making it legal to deny services to LGBT people under the guise of “religious freedom”.
To become law, the bill still needs to be signed by Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal. He could do it any minute now - unless we can show him that the world is watching.
The Governor made clear weeks ago that he wouldn't sign legislation that allows discrimination – now is the time for him to stand by his words and veto the bill. If thousands of us join the outcry, it can be enough to convince him to shut it down once and for all.
Will you ask Governor Deal to veto the bill?
Published 24 February 2016. Edited 17 March 2016.