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Mike Bowers Calls For A "Swift Death" To Georgia Religious Freedom Bills

The former Georgia attorney general, who defended the state's sodomy ban, releases a scathing memo opposing proposed religious freedom bills in the state.

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WASHINGTON — The former attorney general of Georgia, Mike Bowers, on Tuesday released a scathing seven-page memo detailing why proposed religious freedom legislation in the state "is deserving of a swift death."

BuzzFeed News, which reported on Bowers' plans over the weekend, obtained a copy of his full memorandum on Tuesday. Bowers, who defended the state's sodomy ban when attorney general, was to announce his conclusions about the legislation at at a 10:30 a.m. Tuesday news conference in Georgia.

Bowers notes that the legislation would apply to corporations, as well as people:

Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.

Contact Chris Geidner at chris.geidner@buzzfeed.com.

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