Georgia Governor Under Pressure From Hollywood, Businesses to Veto 'Anti-LGBT' Bill

The governor has until April to decide.

— -- Hollywood stars and major U.S. companies have spoken out against a bill in Georgia that they argue discriminates against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

The bill says the government can't intrude on the religious rights of an organization or an individual unless it has a strong interest to do so.

"All of us cringe when we use the word discrimination. Nobody wants discrimination," Rev. Mike Griffin, public affairs representative with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, told ABC News. The Georgia Baptist Mission Board supports the bill.

"We pride ourselves on running inclusive companies, and while we have enjoyed a positive partnership on productions in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere if any legislation sanctioning discrimination is signed into state law," the letter states.

Proponents of the bill say it protects the religious freedom of those in the faith-based community, including churches, private schools and adoption agencies.

Griffin distinguishes this proposal from a just-passed law in North Carolina that specifically directs all public schools, government agencies and public college campuses to require that multiple-occupancy bathrooms and changing facilities, such as locker rooms, be designated for use only by people based on their "biological sex" stated on their birth certificate, rather than their gender identity.

"None of that is addressed in here. You don't see anybody of faith trying to promote Jim Crow laws here," Griffin said.