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Rivals for governor clash on ‘religious freedom’ law
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Democrat Stacey Abrams, left, and Republican Brian Kemp answer questions Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, during an appearance at a conference of the Georgia Economic Developers Association in Savannah. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)
SAVANNAH — The rivals campaigning to become Georgia’s next governor clashed Friday over whether the state needs a law offering protection for citizens acting on religious belief — an issue the outgoing Republican governor shot down amid an outcry from business leaders who joined gay rights groups in arguing it would legalize discrimination.