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IN LGBT ON 26 Mar, 2016
One thing that is very timely about upholding individual and sectoral rights goes with a quote: "Your right ends when the rights of others begin". Once a right is upheld, it is certain that some people would fail to benefit from it. At times, one decision may ruin the whole system. It may cut every good or bad that is currently happening.
Just like this US legal scenario. Recently, a fiasco regarding the implementation of an LGBT-related legislation is about to unfold future conflicts, and goodbyes from the private sector--the entertainment business world. That's right, somebody's reacting with some liberating remarks here (Read: Disney, NFL).
In 2015, 22 states agreed to uphold equal rights for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) people.
It was indeed a huge leap in increasing the benefits and privileges of the members of this community, it's just too grand to enjoy this decision.
The state of Georgia seemed to go against. The H.B. 757, or the Pastor Protection Act includes the provision that religious entities have the right to expel those who are non-religious, religion-violating people, and providing lesser opportunities for same-sex couples to use the state's facilities for wedding ceremonies.
Disney, specifically the Guardians of the Galaxy management who is taping the movie within the state shows opposition. They may have enjoyed appealing tax laws in the state, but the other policy is totally unattractive to them.
Guardians of the Galaxy-Disney spokesperson stressed that with this kind of discrimination, might as well they tape the movie to a whole new location--preferably to place without LGBT discrimination of any form.
Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner has a gay brother, and he would not let this discrimination be spreading like wildfire. He assumed that by the passage of bill, Georgia can be ineligible to host future Super Bowl encounters.
It's gonna be a tough time for the religious and NFL fans from Georgia.
On behalf of the organization, he speaks as firm as the belief that tolerance and respect work even more than discrimination and hate.