AHF Joins Forces with Community Leaders Opposing Georgia’s HB 757, so-called ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill that Will Foster Anti-LGBT Discrimination

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The following is a statement from Michael Kahane, Southern Bureau
Chief – AIDS Healthcare Foundation:

“As the 2016 legislative session comes to a close, it is a sad day for
the people of Georgia. The essence of what HB 757 mandates is very
destructive to the very spirit of this state. As the birthplace of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and home to numerous civil rights leaders that
gave their lives to building the Beloved Community, where all people, no
matter their race, gender identity or sexual orientation could live
together, it’s beyond imaginable that Governor Deal or any of the
members of the state legislature, who were elected to serve all people,
would consider signing into law any bill that has discriminatory
practices at its core and that further perpetuates the immense level of
stigma against those within the L,G,B,T,Q community. The AIDS Healthcare
Foundation joins our numerous partners throughout Georgia in being
sternly opposed to this proposed bill, and is hopeful that the Governor
will stay true to his commitment to not sign into law any bill that has
the foundation of discrimination towards any Georgian.”

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
600,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
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Contacts

AHF Southern Bureau
Imara Canady, Regional Director,
Communications and Community Engagement
+1.404.870.7789 work
+1.954.952.0258
mobile
imara.canady@aidshealth.org