ATLANTA (AP) — A House committee expected to take up a divisive religious freedom bill will not meet as planned.
State Rep. and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Wendell Willard told members Friday that the panel would meet Monday morning. No agenda was posted over the weekend and committee staff said Monday that no meeting would be held.
The bill stalled in that committee last week after Republican lawmaker added anti-discrimination language.
The bill would forbid government from infringing on a person's religious beliefs unless the government can prove a compelling interest. Similar measures have surfaced in a total of 13 states, including Indiana where businesses have warned the new law could foster discrimination.
Opponents of the Georgia bill plan a rally on Tuesday. Lawmakers plan to end the 2015 session Thursday.