The NFL has issued a warning to Georgia over that state legislature’s advance of a so-called “religious-freedom” bill that protects same-sex marriage opponents from discrimination lawsuits, saying the measure, if approved into law, could impact where future championship games are played. “NFL policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said, CBS News reported.

“Whether the laws and regulations of a state and local community are consistent with these policies would be one of many factors NFL owners may use to evaluate potential Super Bowl host sites.” Atlanta is one of the finalists for two Super Bowls, in 2019 or 2020, along with New Orleans, Miami and Tampa. Atlanta, however, has emerged as a favorite because of its stadium’s new retractable roof. But Georgia’s new proposal, House Bill 757, could put a damper on that. READ MORE