Disney and Marvel Threaten This Governor: Veto The Bill or Else
Disney and Marvel Studios are taking a bold political stand in Georgia.
It seems Georgia has become a film production hub since they award generous tax incentives to film studios who chose to produce movies in Georgia.
However, Georgia legislators passed a bill recently protecting religious officials from being forced to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, and the bill also would allow faith-based organizations to deny services or employment that violate their religious beliefs.
The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios indicated opposition to a Georgia religious liberty bill pending before Gov. Nathan Deal, saying that they will take their business elsewhere “should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.”
With generous tax incentives, Georgia has become a production hub, with Marvel currently shooting “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” at Pinewood Studios outside Atlanta. “Captain America: Civil War” shot there last summer.
“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 on Wednesday.
Georgia legislators passed the bill last week. It protects religious officials from having to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, and would allow faith-based organizations to deny services or employment to those who violate their “sincerely held religious belief.”
So, Disney and Marvel are ok with discrimination against people of faith?
Is that how an “inclusive company” operates?
Is it also ok for ‘inclusive companies” to blackmail a government official with threats?
Disney and Marvel, you need new superheros.