Disney, whose upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” was filmed in Georgia, issued a stern warning to the state, which has anti-gay legislation in the works. Deadline.com reports that Disney, which opposes the legislation, is threatening to cease filming in the state.
The Georgia Legislature has reportedly passed House Bill 757, which “would permit faith-based groups and organizations in the state to discriminate based on sexuality,” Deadline notes. In response, a Disney spokesman said today: “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.”
Deadline adds: “Following the lead of the NFL, warnings from the MPAA and cries for action from the Human Rights Campaign Fund, Disney is the first Hollywood studio to tell the Peach State it will take its business elsewhere if Gov. Nathan Deal signs the bill now on his desk. Right now, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ is filming at Pinewood Studios just outside Atlanta.”