Everyone remembers the big uproar throughout the country on June 26, 2015 when the states began to legalize same sex marriage and Obama lit up the White House for the LGBTQIAP+ community. There were people who were simply outraged by this and denied performing services such as marrying or baking a cake for a same sex marriage. Over time, the uproar dwindled down. However, now the controversy is coming back. In the state of Georgia, the legislature gave a bill to the governor, Nathan Deal (R), to sign. That bill, if passed, will give people the right in Georgia to deny homosexuals any service such as officiating marriage.
This has caused outbursts from the Marvel and Disney Studios. Both of them have spent a considerable amount of time in Georgia, producing films such as “Captain America: Civil War.” However, this may come to an end if the bill is passed.
Marvel and Disney already stated that if Nathan Deal passes this bill, they will stop filming in Georgia. On CNN.com, CNN was able to obtain this comment from a Disney spokesperson: “Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.”
AMC is another big studio that produces its most famous television show, “The Walking Dead” in Georgia. AMC has not yet stated whether they will stay in Georgia or leave if the bill is passed.
There are rumors from the National Football League (NFL) that if the bill should go through, Georgia could risk losing its chance of hosting the Super Bowl.
Nothing is set in stone at this time, since the governor remains inactive. If he decides to send it through, Georgia may never see another Disney or Marvel Studio production.