LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Backlash has begun over what critics call anti-LGBT legislation in Georgia.

Georgia's Republican governor announced he will veto the controversial "religious freedom" bill. 

The bill would have given faith-based organizations the option to deny services and jobs to the LGBT community. 

Supporters say it protects a person's religious freedom, but several companies, including Apple, Unilever and Disney, urged the Gov. Nathan Deal. to veto it.

"Our actions on House Bill 757 are not just about protecting the faith-based community, or providing business-friendly climate for job growth in Georgia," Gov. Deal said. "I believe it's about the character of our state and the character of our people." 

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