The Georgia legislature has passed a bill and put it in front of the governor that would
protect pastors from performing same-sex marriages and give “faith-based” organizations permission to deny use of their business for anything they find “objectionable.” Businesses wouldn’t have to hire anyone whose religious beliefs are different from theirs[.]
The NFL doesn’t like that.
“NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said. “Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies would be one of many factors NFL owners may use to evaluate potential Super Bowl host sites.”
So, what else does that mean? Would the NFL then require the Atlanta Falcons to leave Georgia, too? Sounds like this is a dare that Georgia must accept: the governor must sign the bill.