It won’t be the same as a debate between Senator Josh McKoon, who has been the driving force behind passing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act and other religious liberty legislation, and Governor Nathan Deal who vetoed the Free Exercise Protection Act, which contained a version of RFRA, but it will be close. Today at 2 PM, the AJC’s Jim Galloway and Political Rewind host Bill Nigut will moderate a discussion between Sen. McKoon and former Deal spokesman Brian Robinson. Even after forming his own consulting firm after leaving the Gold Dome, Robinson has been known for sharing some of the governor’s thoughts.
What’s likely to be discussed beyond the state of religious liberty legislation? Galloway hints that the federal government’s guidance regarding bathrooms in schools could be a topic. Sen. McKoon has advocated allowing parents of students to sue the state over the issue, and has said he expects legislation in 2017 on the issue. We might also hear about this. Or this.