Disney and Marvel vow boycott if Georgia enacts ‘religious freedom’ bill [UPDATED]

The studio said that although it had ‘great experiences’ filming in the state, it will pull its business if the anti-LGBT legislation becomes law. It’s not the only brand to oppose it.

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On Wednesday, The Walt Disney Co. and its subsidiary Marvel threatened to boycott Georgia as a filming location if the Free Exercise Protection Act—approved by the state’s legislature last week—becomes law.

The Washington Post outlined the bill, which critics say promotes discrimination:

The bill, which is sitting on the desk of Gov. Nathan Deal (R), protects religious leaders from being forced to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies and individuals from being forced to attend such events. It also allows faith-based organizations to deny use of their facilities for events they find “objectionable” and exempts them from having to hire or retain any employee whose religious beliefs or practices differ from those of the organization.

The governor has until May 3 to sign or veto the bill. Until that time, increased pressure by organizations will heavily influence Deal’s decision, The New York Times reported:

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