What is wrong with HB 757?

This is not the first bill of its kind: Kansas’ right-to-discriminate bill was derailed, very similar proposals have drawn attention in Indiana, Idaho, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Utah.

“Religious freedom is a shield, not a sword,” Nick Worner of the Ohio ACLU said, paraphrasing George H.W. Bush appointed federal Judge Carol Jackson. “It’s not religious freedom when you’re using it to hurt someone else.”

Religious freedom guaranteed by the first and fourteenth amendment is supposed to protect people from exercising their religion without interference, not enforce their beliefs to the detriment of others. That is when the victims of this discrimination's rights are stomped on. Exercise of your beliefs does not amount to punishing those who do not share your belief. As the famous quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes stated, "The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins."

There is so much more to say but this is just a brief statement of the possible implications. It's disgusting. Check out our analysis of the bill line-by-line below!


How can I help stop this bill?



Step 1: Sign the petition!

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Step 2: Email Nathan Deal directly!

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Step 3: Call Nathan Deal's office!

It only takes two seconds to tell his secretary that you don't support legal discrimination in Georgia and that you would like him to veto HB 757.

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What does this bill say and who is against it? Read these sections to arm yourself!

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HB757 Part 1: Analysis of The Pastor Protection Act

HB757 started life as the “Pastor Protection Act”, a bill which was meant to prevent religious organizations and figures from being compelled to carry out ceremonies that they fundamentally disagree with. This bill does not actually accomplish anything – the

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HB757 Part 2: Analysis of The First Amendment Defense Act

Religious freedom guaranteed by the first and fourteenth amendment is supposed to protect people from exercising their religion without interference, not enforce their beliefs to the detriment of others. That is when the victims of this discrimination’s rights are stomped

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Companies and Industries Speaking Out Against HB757

|| BREAKING NEWS: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff takes a stand against HB757 saying, “we’re very worried about what’s happening to our employees down there with more discrimination, like what we fought back in Indiana last year just reared its head in

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