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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

When Businesses Take A Stand, Lawmakers Listen

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a press conference to announce he has vetoed legislation allowing clergy to refuse performing gay marriage and protecting people who refuse to attend the ceremonies Monday, March 28, 2016, in Atlanta. The Republican rejected the bill on Monday, saying, "I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia." (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a press conference to announce he has vetoed legislation allowing clergy to refuse performing gay marriage and protecting people who refuse to attend the ceremonies Monday, March 28, 2016, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed legislation that would have allowed religious organizations to deny services and jobs to LGBT people. The decision came after many companies, including Disney, Coca-Cola and Home Depot, spoke out against the bill. Some companies threatened boycotts.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks to NPR’s Marilyn Geewax about how businesses have helped influence social change in America.

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