Disney speaks out against Georgia Religious Liberty bill
Disney and Marvel to stop filming in state
ATLANTA, Ga. – The Walt Disney Company is speaking out against Georgia's Religious Liberty bill.
The bill, which passed through Georgia's state legislature last week, states that religious-based organizations can openly discriminate against the LGBT community.
The company along with Marvel Studios has threatened to boycott filming major feature films in the state of Georgia if the law is passed.
A spokesperson for Disney stated: "Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law."
According to Fortune Magazine, several other major Georgia-based companies like Coca-Cola and Home Depot have also shown opposition to the bill.
GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis responded to The Walt Disney Company's statement saying: "Disney is demonstrating its values and leadership by condemning Georgia's 'license to discriminate' bill. Now, Gov. Nathan Deal needs to demonstrate his leadership by vetoing a law that would not only harm LGBT Georgians, but the growing entertainment industry that supports Georgia's economy."
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has until May 3 to decide whether he will sign the bill.
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