The backlash against the North Carolina law continues as businesses and celebrity figures speak out; but the notice by the NBA of a potentially significant loss of future tourism revenue should be a wake up call to Georgia, a state considering similar legislation.
With Disney already is already on the record saying they will pull Marvel and film franchise production from the state. Television production companies like those behind The Walking Dead have also followed suit, threatening to reconsider shooting locations if the bills move forward, the business community is putting up serious road blocks to anti-LGBT legislation.
At heart, say many business lobbyist, is that policies which allow for discriminatory practice put their corporations in an awkward position of enforcing company policy when a state allows for discrimination; and they do not want to face potential lawsuits from individuals discriminated against, as well as potential employees who will suddenly feel as though they should have the right to discriminate, despite company policies.
The question now is: will any of this change the minds of legislators? Or will their be a price at the ballot box?
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