Dennis Daugaard

Hollywood reacts to Georgia governor's veto of anti-gay bill

Hollywood reacts to Georgia governor's veto of anti-gay bill

Walt Disney Co. and other organizations praised Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's decision Monday to veto controversial legislation that looked to expand individuals' and business' rights to deny services to those whose way of life conflicts with their religious beliefs.

The stakes were high for Georgia. Since lawmakers March 16 approved the bill perceived as anti-gay, many influential companies had come out against the legislation. Last week, Disney, the world's largest entertainment firm, said it would stop making films in the state if Deal, a two-term Republican governor, signed the Free Exercise Protection Act into law.

Disney was the first major studio to threaten to take its...

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