• Georgia on the Edge: LGBTQ Non-Discrimination and the Fight for Amazon’s Attention

    On September 7 of this year, multi-billion dollar retailer Amazon announced plans to open a second headquarters, known informally as HQ2, outside of their main campus in Seattle, Washington. Since then, cities and states across the country have been frenzied in pitching themselves to the company as a prime option for real estate, investment, and […]

  • Atlanta Hawks’ Vice Chair Grant Hill Joins Georgia Prospers Advisory Board

    ATLANTA – Georgia Prospers, a coalition of more than 350 businesses across the state supporting an inclusive, open workplace, today announced that Grant Hill, vice chair of the board and a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, has joined the Georgia Prospers Advisory Board and voiced his support for the coalition. “It is so important to […]

  • ‘Religious liberty’ bill spurs cheers and warnings for Georgia economy

    CLICK HERE to read the full article at the AJC Corporate concerns over Georgia’s latest “religious liberty” legislation have taken on a new urgency following passage last week of a measure that would allow opponents of same-sex marriage to cite their beliefs in denying services to gay couples. It comes as religious conservatives over the […]

  • Pastor Protection Act Returns to the House

    CLICK HERE to read the full article at Georgia Pol House Speaker David Ralston told reporters today that the Pastor Protection Act as amended by the Senate is on his desk, awaiting action by the House, which could take one of several forms. However, with the House passing campus carry and being in session until […]

  • Film companies threaten to leave if religious liberty bill passes

    CLICK HERE to read the full article at WSBTV ATLANTA — Many business leaders are telling Georgia lawmakers that the controversial religious freedom bill could have billion-dollar consequences. Channel 2’s Lori Geary went to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau where some people say if the bill passes, it could cost the convention and hotel […]

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce opposes religious exemption bills

    CLICK HERE to read the full article at CBS 46 DECATUR, GA (CBS46) – A fight is festering pitting some in the religious community against the Metro-Atlanta business community. The issue: should pastors be able to refuse to marry same sex couples? If the bills recently passed by the Georgia house and senate are worked […]

  • Business leaders speak out against religious freedom bill

    CLICK HERE to read the full article at the Atlanta Business Chronicle. A group of business leaders who oppose religious freedom legislation approved Friday by the Georgia Senate are stepping up their fight. The Georgia Senate approved legislation that combined two religious freedom bills: the “Pastor Protection Act,” which would assure clergy they would not […]

  • Georgia Business Leaders: Don’t Pass Bill that Could Bruise Georgia’s Brand

    CLICK HERE to read the full piece at Metro Atlanta CEO By Ronnie Chance The United States is the world’s greatest experiment in democracy. Americans have shown for more than 200 years that religious pluralism, freedom of speech and respect for diversity can not only coexist with economic prosperity but can also actively aid in […]

  • Governor says changes in works on religious exemptions bill

    CLICK HERE to read the full article from the Associated Press. ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor indicated Monday that changes are coming to a bill allowing faith-based organizations to refuse service to gay couples without repercussion. Supporters say it’s intended to prevent religious adoption agencies, schools and other organizations from losing licenses, state grants, or […]

  • Georgia Prospers to promote state’s inclusion, tolerance

    More than 100 businesses throughout the state today united to announce the formation of Georgia Prospers, a coalition dedicated to the principle of nondiscrimination as a key to building and maintaining an economically competitive state. “Georgia’s economy is expanding, and with our commitment to an excellent business climate, we are poised for tremendous growth,” said […]