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Governor speaks on religious freedom bill

Governor Nathan Deal speaks about religious freedom bill (Source: WALB) Governor Nathan Deal speaks about religious freedom bill (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Governor Nathan Deal says vetoing the religious freedom bill was the right move for the state of Georgia. His veto got mixed reaction from people in the peach state.

The bill would have allowed faith-based organizations in Georgia to deny services and jobs to members of the LGBT community.

Deal says it is possible it could come up again at the next legislative session.

"I can't anticipate what they general assembly will do next year, you know I vetoed the bill because as I said before I don't think we have to discriminate against anybody to protect the people of faith and I still believe that. I have not seen any illustrations of any circumstances that that bill would have prevented that have actually happened in Georgia," said Governor Deal.

Other legislative leaders, like House Speaker David Ralston, said he shares the governor's concerns but supported the measure.

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