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Salesforce Calls on Governor Deal to Keep Georgia Open for Business

by Maureen McCarty March 17, 2016


As the discriminatory HB 757 heads to the Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s desk, Salesforce is joining corporate leaders across the country in speaking out against the deplorable anti-LGBT legislation. The company announced today that it would substantially decrease its investment in Georgia should the bill become law. Their statement, which was released earlier this afternoon, reads:

"The legislation creates an environment of discrimination and makes the state of Georgia seem unwelcoming to same-sex couples and the LGBTQ community. We were encouraged by Governor Deal's recent comments that he would veto any bill that allows the perception of discrimination and we are now calling on him to stand by his comments and move quickly to veto HB 757. If HB 757 is not vetoed and instead becomes law, Salesforce will have to reduce investments in Georgia, including moving the Salesforce Connections conference to a state that provides a more welcoming environment for the LGBTQ community."

As it stands, this bill could allow a business owner or employee to refuse service to LGBT people. It could also undermine local non-discrimination ordinances that protect LGBT people, permit hospitals to refuse to provide medically necessary care and allow a taxpayer-funded service provider to discriminate by denying a job because of the applicant's religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Governor Deal made clear weeks ago that he wouldn't sign legislation that allows discrimination--now is the time for him to show Georgia and the nation that he means it. Take action now to urge Georgia Governor Deal to veto this bill.





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