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Disney, Marvel Tell Georgia They'll Boycott Over Anti-Gay Bill

If discriminatory legislation is signed into law in Georgia, Disney and Marvel won't make movies there.
Disney, Marvel Tell Georgia They'll Boycott Over Anti-Gay Bill
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Disney and Marvel have decided to Hulk Smash any state that decides a baker can discriminate against a couple. Variety, h/t Jamie:

The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios indicated opposition to a Georgia religious liberty bill pending before Gov. Nathan Deal, saying that they will take their business elsewhere “should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.”

With generous tax incentives, Georgia has become a production hub, with Marvel currently shooting “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” at Pinewood Studios outside Atlanta. “Captain America: Civil War” shot there last summer.

...Georgia legislators passed the bill last week. It protects religious officials from having to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, and would allow faith-based organizations to deny services or employment to those who violate their “sincerely held religious belief.”

Deal has not indicated whether he would sign or veto the bill.

Something tells me Deal with discover some "sincerely held economic beliefs" that will eliminate his political need to side with the bigots. Money talks.


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