By Eric Tanenblatt, Dentons
The action by Georgia’s Republican governor this week to formally block a controversial religious liberty proposal caught some allies under the Gold Dome by surprise: the GOP-sponsored bill had sailed through both chambers on a heavy margin and the governor himself supported a related federal measure while serving in the U.S. Congress.
Embittered and desperate, critics have taken to maligning the governor’s conservative credentials and even the strength of his faith. How could a genuine religious conservative, the angry chorus demanded, stonewall protections for those of faith? Continue reading