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Georgia’s Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill Risks Alienating Hollywood


Georgia’s annual Film Day — which on Feb. 27 celebrated the state’s $7 billion film industry — fell at an awkward time this year, as controversial legislation threatens business as usual.

On Feb. 23, the state Senate passed a bill that would make it legal for adoption agencies to not work with same-sex couples. Lawmakers also approved a bill March 1 stripping a major tax break for Delta, an unsubtle punishment for the airline’s decision to ax its discount for National Rifle Association members after the Parkland, Florida, shooting.

That one-two punch of GOP-led bills has drawn ire from Hollywood toward a state that boasted 17 features (Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War) and multiple TV series (AMC’s The Walking Dead, Netflix’s Stranger Things) shooting locally in 2016, thanks to a tax credit of up to 30 percent offered by the state.

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