The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force is among a group of national activist groups urging Georgia legislators and Gov. Nathan Deal to not allow immigration bills HB 87 and SB 40 become into law. If the bills do become law, the groups say a national boycott of Georgia will be planned.
In a letter to Gov. Deal, Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey said plans to hold its 25th annual Creating Change Conference in Atlanta Jan. 23-27, 2013, are in the works. However, if the bills become laws, the Task Force will look to another state to host one of the largest LGBT conferences in the country.
“You may ask why an organization that works to ensure full legal equality and social acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people would take an interest in immigration law and policy,” Carey wrote to Deal in a letter sent to him today.