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After Indiana furor, proposed religious freedom law in Georgia dies
After Indiana furor, proposed religious freedom law in Georgia dies

After 14 months of bitter wrangling, Georgia’s legislative session ended with lawmakers failing to pass a contentious religious freedom bill. The defeat comes after a nationwide furor over similar legislation in Indiana and Arkansas. Opponents argued that the bill would provide a legal basis for discrimination against gays and lesbians. On Tuesday, demonstrators marched to the Capitol here, carrying signs reading, “No discrimination in Georgia” and “We are not Indiana.” The proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act would have forbid governments from infringing on a person’s exercise of religion without compelling interest. It would have covered...

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