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Backlash Hits GOP Governors over “Religious Freedom” Legislation

posted on March 30, 2016

At POLITICO, Elena Schneider writes that Republican governors in red states are feeling pressure from the business community to prevent laws from passing that discriminate against gay and transgender people. In Georgia, Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a similar measure due to pressure from the NFL, Disney, and mainstream Republicans. “This is part of a trend that has tended to backfire for Republicans governors who are supportive of very radical legislation,” said Colm O’Comartun, former executive director of the Democratic Governors Association. “There is no better independent arbiter for what’s reasonable than a big corporation. They don’t have a Democratic or Republican agenda, generally. They just want to do business.”