Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Gov. Nathan Deal defied fellow Republicans on Monday by vetoing a controversial “religious liberty” measure aimed at strengthening legal protections for opponents of gay marriage, a move that could jeopardize his legislative agenda and shape the race for his successor.
His decision was swiftly met with calls from Republican lawmakers who approved the legislation less than two weeks ago and now want to overturn his decision, calling for a veto session.
Gov. Deal, unlike Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina, is not up for re-election this year and doesn’t have to appease his base of sniveling bigots… for now.