Advocacy

AHA Joins Other Associations to Protest Georgia’s Proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act

James Grossman, May 2015

In collaboration with other scholarly societies scheduled to meet in Atlanta over the next two years, the American Historical Association has sent a letter to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau condemning the proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act pending in the Georgia legislature. The bill would establish a vendor’s right to refuse goods or services if such provision would violate the provider’s religious principles (e.g., the legitimacy of same-sex marriage). We have been assured by the convention bureau that it has vigorously opposed this legislation, and we appreciate its support for fair treatment of our members. As of the end of March, the proposed legislation had not been enacted.

James Grossman is executive director of the American Historical Association. He tweets @JimGrossmanAHA.


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