Georgia Bill Regarding Commerce and Religious Freedom (HB 756)
This law was last updated on Sep 29, 2016
HB 756 would allow businesses to refuse to provide goods and services for weddings or ceremonies with which they disagree.
The language of the bill would not only allow a business to refuse to provide goods and services for a same-sex wedding, but would also allow a business to refuse to provide goods and services to a religious organization they don’t agree with.
The bill states that no sole proprietor or business can be required to sell goods or services to “a religious organization or for a religious or matrimonial ceremony” that may violate that seller’s right to free exercise of religion.
The bill defines “religious organization” to mean a church, a religious school, an association or convention of churches, a convention mission agency, or an integrated auxiliary of a church or convention or association of churches, when such entity qualifies as an exempt 501(c)(3) organization.