The push to shift the fight to Washington has been building since the veto of House Bill 757. In its aftermath, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson came to the defense of the governor. From that post:
"The best thing to do is leave it for the Constitution and the rights that are guaranteed and any definitions you need to add to that, do it at the congressional level so every state and every business and every individual is operating under the same set of standards," Isakson said.
On Friday, Ralston, who has dealt with the issue three sessions running, pronounced himself in agreement with Isakson: