Dear Marriage Supporter,
The Georgia legislature succumbed to pressure from the Human Rights Campaign and other LGBT extremists and significantly watered down religious liberty protections before sending the legislation (HB 757) to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature. Incredibly, it's possible that Governor Deal will not sign even the modest protections in the bill, which are designed to protect pastors and religious groups from having to perform same-sex 'weddings' or forcing them to be hosted at their facilities.
NOM asks you to urge Governor Deal to sign HB 757 into law even though it is far from the robust legal protections that people of faith deserve. Please sign our petition to Governor Deal today.
Opponents of the bill like to talk about “discrimination” but the fact of the matter is that the only people who've been discriminated against when it comes to gay 'marriage' are people of faith. Individuals, small businesses and religious organizations have been sued, fined, punished and threatened with jail simply for standing up for the truth of marriage in their daily lives.
Over fifty million people in nearly three dozen states across our great nation went to the polls to cast their ballots in favor of defining marriage as one man and one woman. Countless legislators in numerous additional states represented the wishes of their constituents in a similar fashion by passing legislation to preserve traditional marriage. Yet, tragically, these votes were stolen by five unelected lawyers on the US Supreme Court when they issued their illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling redefining marriage last year.
It's because of the illegitimate ruling of the US Supreme Court that legislatures and citizens must act now to protect the common-sense rights of Americans when it comes to gay 'marriage,' rights which previously were taken for granted. It should be patently obvious that no American should be forced to participate in a same-sex 'wedding' ceremony against their will, but since the LGBT extremists won't accept such common-sense, it's essential that statues be enacted providing people of faith with legal protections.
Governor Nathan Deal has an opportunity to take a modest but good step toward supporting the rights of all Georgians to live out their faith without fear of retaliation by government officials reacting to intense pressure by LGBT activists. Please urge him to do so by signing our petition today.
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