Five years of re­li­gious ex­emp­tions fights

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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.

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