Georgia Unites, the HRC Atlanta-Georgia Equality collaboration which fought Sen. Josh McKoon’s RFRA to a standstill last session, is back, and are asking you to sign a pledge for equal treatment under the law.
We believe that the fair treatment of all human beings is essential to building a better future for a Georgia free of discrimination. As community, civic and civil rights leaders, we support Equal Protection Under the Law for everyone, and oppose obstructing any individual’s civil rights.
We also believe the religious freedoms warranted by the Constitutions of the United States and Georgia make any legislation that allow conditions for discrimination against anyone, based on race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity, completely unacceptable.
And we believe it is in Georgia’s best interest to retire rhetoric of intolerance that only exacerbates division and furthers exclusion of our neighbors and fellow citizens. Therefore we Pledge not to support legislation which could create conditions for discrimination behind the veil of religion.
(H/T Rob from Georgia Equality)