Release: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Georgia Republican Lawmakers Vote to Legalize Discrimination
Atlanta, GA – Today, Democratic Party of Georgia Communications Director Michael Smith issued the following statement on the passage of House Bill 757.
“Republican lawmakers should be ashamed of this small-minded piece of legislation. If this bill is signed into law, today will be looked back upon as one of our state’s most disgraceful moments in modern history. Georgia has been down the road of discrimination before, and it did not end well.
“The business community has been consistently clear with their aversion of this legislation. If the GOP’s goal was to draft an economic stimulus for attorneys, then mission accomplished. The resulting litigation from this move will clog our courts, paralyze our economy, and drain our business community dry. HB 757 is a short-sighted move by Republicans that will have consequences for years to come.
“Discrimination and exclusion are not Georgia values, and history has shown that hope and progress always win.”