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34 Actors, Filmmakers Will Boycott Georgia If “Anti-Gay” Bill Passes

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Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

34 industry professionals will boycott Georgia if the “anti-gay” bill passes.

Recently, the Georgia legislature has sent a religious liberty bill to Gov. Nathan Deal, who has until May 3rd to design whether or not to sign it.

Georgia currently has the third-largest film industry in America. 800 movies and TV shows, 30,000-plus workers, and an economic impact of close to $5.1 billion in 2014. This will have a major impact on the Governor's decision.

The bill, which is called the Free Exercise Protection Act, says no faith-based organization “Shall be required to provide social, educational or charitable services that violate such faith-based organizations sincerely held religious belief.” In addition, organizations cannot be forced to “hire or retain as an employee any person whose religious beliefs or practices or lack of either are not in accord with the faith-based organizations sincerely held religious belief.”

According to reports, 34 actors, directors, lawyers and filmmakers promise to leave Georgia if the anti-gay bill passes.

Here is the full list of signatories:

  1. Ali Adler, Writer and Producer
  2. Greg Berlanti, Writer and Producer
  3. Matt Bomer, Actor & Simon Halls, Publicist
  4. Dustin Lance Black, and Filmmaker
  5. Bradley Bredeweg, and Showrunner
  6. Kristin Chenoweth, and Singer
  7. Diablo Cody, Writer, Producer and
  8. Bruce Cohen, Producer
  9. Lee Daniels, Producer and Director
  10. Dana Fox, Writer and Producer
  11. John Goldwyn, Producer
  12. James Gunn, Writer and Director
  13. , Actress
  14. Alan Hergott, Entertainment Attorney
  15. Nina Jacobson, Producer
  16. Dan Jinks, Producer
  17. Kathy Kennedy, Producer
  18. , Actress
  19. Bryan Lourd, Agent
  20. Seth MacFarlane, Producer and Filmmaker
  21. Laurence Mark, Producer
  22. Frank Marshall, Producer and Director
  23. Neil Meron, Producer
  24. Julianne Moore, Actress
  25. , Producer
  26. Peter Paige, Executive Producer and Showrunner
  27. Rob Reiner, Actor, Director and Producer
  28. Sarah Schechter, Producer
  29. Adam Shankman, Director and Producer
  30. Aaron Sorkin, Screenwriter and Producer
  31. Marisa Tomei, Actress
  32. Gus Van Sant, Producer and Director
  33. Harvey Weinstein, Producer and Film Studio Executive
  34. Craig Zadan, Producer and Director

Expect this number to increase. We will keep you updated.

 

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