The Religious Liberty Bill

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Josh McKoon, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and author of S.B. 129, the religious liberty bill.

ATLANTA, Ga- The Georgia Senate is expected to pass the religious freedom restoration act. The bill would change existing Georgia law by making lawmakers justify the burden they may place on religious exercise.

Governor Nathan Deal has said that he would sign the bill if it came to his desk. It is expected to be passed on a party-line vote.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act would change existing Georgia law by making lawmakers justify the burden they may place on religious exercise. Democrats oppose the bill because they believe that it will allow religious based discrimination, but Republican lawmakers claim they only want to protect the right to relgious freedom.

The bill comes after several court cases where business owners were required to sell their product despite their religious aversion toward their customers. Regardless of the opposition’s argument, the bill is likely to pass both the Republican controlled Senate and Legislature. Governor Nathan Deal has said that he would sign the bill if it came to his desk.

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