You did it!
Together, we killed Sen. Josh McKoon’s “License to Discriminate” bill.
When we started this session in January, Georgia was on the fast track to pass this bill.
This session could easily have been different. We could have been Indiana.
But you spoke up, took action and refused to let that happen.
Georgia took a huge progressive step forward.
But here’s the thing. Sen. McKoon’s religious “freedom” bill was especially dangerous in Georgia because we’re one of a few states with no explicit sexual-orientation and gender-identity nondiscrimination protections.
Our gay, lesbian and transgender friends, family and co-workers are at risk of discrimination even today.
Sen. McKoon’s bill — which is still alive for next year’s session — would hurt more in Georgia because we have no state laws to protect Georgia’s LGBT community.
This has to change.
Georgia needs clear LGBT nondiscrimination protections in employment, housing, public accommodations, and other important areas of life.
Today, we are launching a campaign to make sure all Georgians are protected from another McKoon-style attack.
No Georgian should ever have to fear that their most basic civil rights could be compromised.
Your actions over the past few months killed a bill that would have been harmful to many Georgians.
Now, the power is in your hands to make sure freedom from discrimination is non-negotiable in Georgia.
Your actions right now could protect every Georgian.