Five years of religious exemptions fights
It was the rapid state-by-state spread of marriage equality culminating in the 2015 Supreme Court decision that many say led to the number of religious exemptions bills being introduced at state legislatures nationwide. The Georgia Legislature is currently mixed up in the issue for the fifth straight year, this time with Senate Bill 375, a bill that would allow adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs. The bill passed in the Senate in February and currently awaits a hearing in the House.
Evans, an attorney, didn’t hold back when asked her opinion of the bill, calling it “just disgusting.”
“It’s incomprehensible to me that people feel this way,” she said.