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Disney and Marvel Threaten to Boycott Georgia if Anti-LGBT Legislation is Passed

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Disney and Marvel threaten to stop filming in Georgia if an anti-LGBT bill becomes law.

Disney and Marvel are the first Hollywood studios to threaten to boycott filming in the state of Georgia if an anti-LGBT bill is passed.

"Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law," a Disney spokesman said today.

The bill aims "to provide that religious officials shall not be required to perform marriage ceremonies in violation of their legal right to free exercise of religion," and allows discrimination based on religious beliefs. The bill passed through the House and the Senate last week and is awaiting a final signature by Governor Nathan Deal.

Disney isn't the only major company to speak out against the bill. Just last week a NFL spokesperson cautioned that if Georgia wishes to host a future Super Bowl, it may not happen unless local laws become more inclusive.

Deal has until May 3 to either sign or not sign.

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