Friday, April 1, 2016

“Laws like these legalize discrimination”: Seth Meyers destroys the anti-LGBTQ bills Republicans have pushed in North Carolina and Georgia - SALON

by Brendan Gauthier 
Originally published: March 31, 2016

“Late Night” host Seth Meyers last night took a “Closer Look” at the different approaches to anti-LGBTQ laws in North Carolina and Georgia.

In Georgia, a bill passed this week that, according to Slate, “would allow faith-based organizations … to deny services and hire and fire employees based on sexual orientation.”

On Monday, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the bill, citing the New Testament, though many think pressure from Disney and Marvel Studios guided his hand. Even AMC’s “The Walking Dead” said it would stop production in the state were the bill to become law.

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