Gay Atlanta will rally for marriage equality. That much is known. And now, the LGBT activists behind the push against the anti-gay “religious freedom” bill want you to rally against that measure.
So Georgia Unites Against Discrimination – the creation of Georgia Equality and Human Rights Campaign to fight the “religious freedom” bill and promote a proposal for workplace protections for LGBT employees – is fighting back with a rally on Tuesday. Think of it as a counter-punch to a collection of rallies at the State Capitol that have included gay Atlanta hater Alveda King, fired Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran and anti-gay religious conservatives.
With the legislative session in the home stretch, Georgia Unites is sounding the alarm against the remaining “religious freedom” bill that passed the state Senate with ease:
This could be our last chance to stop the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) once and for all.
The consequences are huge: If we don’t stop this bill, any person or business could ignore any law—including nondiscrimination laws against LGBT Georgians—under the guise of religious freedom.
With just a matter of days left before this legislative session adjourns, we absolutely must pull out all the stops if we’re going to defeat this bill in the House.
So on March 17th, we’re rallying at the Georgia State Capitol to show that the people of Georgia will not sit idly by as our elected leaders try to pass this “license to discriminate” bill into law.
Put on your rally caps, gay Atlanta. Elton John will be with you in spirit. Michael Bowers, too.