Remember the days when Gov. Nathan Deal was vowing to include anti-discrimination language in any so-called “religious freedom” bill proposed in Georgia? It was a simple time. Rihanna asked for her money politely. Letterman was still on the air.
Yeah, not so much anymore. In a Wednesday afternoon interview with WABE, Deal said that such language “may not be necessary” according to a transcript provided by the station.
He went on to say he would support a bill that mirrors the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed in 1993, saying, “It has not been necessary in the original federal version of the statute, so hopefully if we have something that’s replication of the federal statute, that language may not be necessary.”
That sound you hear is Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus) and Rep. Sam Teasley (R-Marietta) high-fiving.