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Georgia Passes ‘Anti-Gay’ Religious Freedom Bill Exempting Pastors from Marrying Gays

GAY COUPLE-AMERICA-600X399The Senate in Georgia State have passed a religious freedom bill approving religious freedom and protecting pastors who refuse to perform same sex weddings.

The House which previously approved the religious freedom bill 161-0 last week, also approved House Bill 757 by a vote of 38-14 on Friday…after 3 hours of sometimes heated debate.

But Georgia’s state Senate merged that bill with another more controversial bill.

Additionally, the new bill exempts business owners from renting their facilities to gays for ceremonies that violate their religious beliefs.

The bill passed despite the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing same sex across the land last year.georgia state-gayGay groups such as Georgia Unites Against Discrimination referred to the bill as “state-sanctioned discrimination.”

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle declared a victory over “radical atheist groups.”

In a Facebook post, he wrote: “the Senate passed legislation that will protect religious liberties of all of our public school student athletes.”

“This sends a clear message that Georgia is still God’s country,” he added.

The bill is now on Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk awaiting his signature.

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