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Business to Play Key Role as Georgia Weighs Bill on Religion and Gay Rightsposted on March 22, 2016
The New York Times‘ Alan Blinder reports that business interests will play a large role in determining whether or not Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will sign into a law a bill concerning religion and gay rights. While proponents argue that the bill will protect religious liberty, several firms have said that its discriminatory affect will harm their capacity to conduct business in the state. “It is of great concern to us when something happens that could, in any way, shape or form, damage the brand that Georgia has built for itself, the brand that Atlanta has built for itself,” said Joseph S. Folz, the vice president and general counsel of Porsche Cars North America.