Your copy of tonight’s rewrite of HB 757, the ‘religious liberty’ bill

Sen Marty Harbin, R-Tyrone , left, congratulaFebruary passage of HB 757. The bill would enable faith-based organizations and individuals to opt out of serving couples -- gay, straight or unmarried – or from following anti-discrimination requirements if they cite a sincerely held religious belief. Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

Sen Marty Harbin, R-Tyrone , left, congratulates Sen. Greg Kirk on the February passage of HB 757. Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

The copy is a bit rough, but here’s the rewrite of HB 757 that is expected to reach a surprise vote tonight.

Check out the synopsis from our AJC colleague Aaron Gould Sheinin on the revised “religious liberty” bill. And take note of the criticism already brewing from opponents.

Gov. Nathan Deal, who said he would not sign legislation that legalizes discrimination, was tightlipped about this update. His office said “he has been clear on the issue and will review the legislation in April during bill review.”


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