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Successful Boycott Threat against Anti-Gay Law

by our Editors in History & Politics , 24 mei 2016

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The boycott threat of many big American movie theatres, film directors, businesses, and others against the approval of an anti-gay law has worked in the US state of Georgia. The Republican governor Nathan Deal stated that he would use his veto right to stop the bill.

This means he will not sign the bill, making it invalid.

The Republican majority in the state of Georgia had already approved a bill that would allow faith-based people and organisations to discriminate gay and lesbian couples on the basis of their religious or moral convictions. It mostly concerned the lawful refusal of services with regards to all aspects of gay marriage.

The bill only needed the signature of the governor to be approved, but many protested against the bill. US film studios such as Disney Co, Time Warner, Marvel, AMC Networks, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Universal Pictures, and a number of film producers and businesses, such as IBM, Google, and Apple, threatened to boycott the state of Georgia because of this anti-gay bill. Because of the boycott, the state would lose out on a lot of money, as man TV series are shot in this state. The boycott threat was successful, as the governor soon stated that he would use his veto on the bill, making the bill null and void. According to the governor, the bill is contrary to the warm and friendly diverse character of the state. However, losing a lot of money because of the bill seems to be the real reason for his refusal to sign the bill.



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