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Religious freedom bill in limbo

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ATLANTA- The future of Georgia's religious freedom bill is in doubt. The measure stayed in limbo Monday after a key committee hearing was cancelled. As of Monday night, it had not been rescheduled.

The man who cancelled today's hearing. House judiciary committee chairman Rep. Wendell Willard (R-Sandy Springs), turned away 11Alive's request for an interview. The bill's odds of passing by adjournment Thursday are highly questionable.

"We are far from declaring victory on this," cautioned Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality. Graham has been fighting the religious freedom bill – with the backing of scores of protesters who have been a presence at the capitol for much of the legislative session.

They believe the bill would codify discrimination against gays and lesbians. They fear it would create a business backlash against Georgia similar to one erupting in Indiana, which passed its own religious discrimination measure last week.

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