AMC Calls For Georgia To Veto Liberty Bill

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Looks like Disney and Marvel aren't the only companies that dislike Georgia's liberty bill.

AMC, makers of The Walking Dead, have also come out against the Free Exercise Protection Act but haven't gone all the way as to say they are boycotting the state. They issued the following statement (via THR).

"As a company, AMC Networks believes that discrimination of any kind is reprehensible. We applaud Governor Deal's leadership in resisting a previous version of this divisive legislation and urge him to reject the current version as well."

AMC was planning to return to Georgia for the filming of their upcoming seventh season in May, which is also the deadline for Governor Deal to either sign the bill into law or reject it. While they aren't joining Disney and Marvel's boycott if passed, they are calling for the bill to be rejected.

More on this story as it develops. For more on Disney and Marvel's stance, click here

via THR

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  1. Good job. 

  2. Killing walkers and bigoted ideas. Go get em Team Rick.

    • wheelwork
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    This bill is basically meant to protect the clergy from being forced to marry non-heterosexual couples. Anyhow, it's politics so just keep making cool shows and stay out of it AMC.

  3. Why should they stay out of it? They do business there. Do you think there's no gay or lesbian people who work on the production team who would have to worry about getting kicked out of restaurants or hotels because of this bigoted bill? Of course they would care. 

  4. It goes waaaay beyond that sadly. Including descrimination for services rendered with "social, educational or charitable services" as well as employment for "faith-based organizations". A good example of where this will be abused is adoption centers. The majority are run by FBOs and they would legally be allowed to deny an adoption proceeding because the couple is gay or one of the potential parents is an atheist or Jewish.It will snowball from there.

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