Gov. Nathan Deal stepped up his surprising opposition to anti-gay "religious freedom" legislation on Thursday, calling for a compromise that doesn't "discriminate against other people."
It's the second time in four days that Deal has addressed the swirling controversy over House Bill 757, which would allow faith-based organizations to discriminate against LGBT people and others based on religious beliefs.
Deal's statement on Thursday came a day after LGBT groups delivered more than 75,000 emails opposing the bill to the governor's offices at the State Capitol.
On Monday, Deal warned lawmakers away from legislation that could be "perceived as discrimination."
The legislation, passed by the Senate on Feb. 19, awaits action in the House. Speaker David Ralston said Monday that he's also looking to strike a compromise over the bill.
UPDATE | It really was a remarkable moment for Deal.
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