We are grateful that Governor Nathan Deal has vetoed House Bill 757, a policy which would have made it possible for faith-based organizations and businesses to decline services to the LGBTQ community throughout Georgia. Seeing over 500 businesses and organizations stand together to fight against this bill was inspiring and shows LGBTQ youth in Georgia that their futures matter. This is a signal to the nation that hate and fear-mongering will not win. It also shows the power of standing together to fight discrimination. We must continue to raise our collective voices so that North Carolina and other states learn that we won’t accept anything less than full equality for the LGBTQ community.
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Executive Director and CEO, The Trevor Project
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