Tuesday, 29 March 2016 22:47

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Blocked The Pastor Protection Act

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A few weeks ago, I was talking about the Pastor protection act that Republicans wanted to pass in the state of Georgia. The act provides additional protection to pastors allowing them not to perform marriages between same-sex couples. Subsequently, a Senate committee had made a change in the law by adding a section prohibiting the government to prosecute any person or business that discriminates against LGBT persons because of their religion.

Well, today is good news that scans for the moment our concern about this law since the Republican governor has decided to veto the bill.

"In light of our history, I find it somewhat ironic that some in the religious community today feel that it is necessary for government to confer upon them certain rights and protections," Governor Deal said.

"If indeed our religious liberty is conferred upon us by God, and not by man-made government, perhaps we should simply heed the hands-off admonition of the First Amendment to United States Constitution."

Following this, the Republicans will try to override the veto so we'll see how things develop. We already know that it will take some time.