Indeed, this second bill would allow discrimination by all religious institutions to refuse to serve LGBTQ people without government penalty.
Defenders of LGBT rights obviously condemn this second bill, considering it dangerous.
Democratic lawmakers also resented this change in the original bill and are concerned about the discrimination that could be sudden by the LGBT community by businesses of the state or other institutions such as schools.
"You have huge companies in this state that have nondiscrimination policies to encourage employees to come to the state," Gerry Weber, an attorney who handles constitutional law cases, said. "This legislation will allow any individual employee who claims a religious basis for discriminating to do so without being subject to the company’s own policy."
As in Florida, this is only the beginning of a long list of exemption bills and therefore laws that can lead to discrimination against our community.
In Georgia we also speak of eight bills that will be introduced during the year.
For the moment, no date is scheduled for the vote in the Senate, but we will very closely follow all this and we will keep you informed.