There are now a total of six bills in the Georgia Legislature all meant to exempt people from certain laws based on their religious beliefs.
In an election year, the issue has the state Republican Party divided on how to appeal to Christian conservatives and business interests.
“We have to balance everyone’s rights,” says Rep. Kevin Tanner (R–Dawsonville). He’s the sponsor of a bill supporters call the Pastor Protection Act. It affirms a clergy's First Amendment right to refuse to marry a same-sex couple.