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Super Bowl Host Georgia Puts Its World Cup Dreams at Risk

When Atlanta hosts the 53rd Super Bowl today, it will showcase not only NFL championship football, but also the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta’s global sports ambitions. Since before the 1996 Summer Olympics, Georgia has sought and won the right to host major sporting events. These events allow Georgia to court multinational businesses and spotlight Atlanta’s “city too busy to hate” ethos. But if the legislature continues to attempt to pass a law permitting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people for services or adoption or foster care in the guise of “religious…

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