Both McKoon and Teasley contend that Cooke is misreading the legislation, and that state protections of children and spouses would still apply.
Previous versions were designed to parallel similar federal legislation, and a draft of Teasley's proposal mandates that the legislation would only apply to government agencies and not to business owners or others.
Better Georgia was Democrat Jason Carter's most vocal third-party supporter, and the group seems to have found its next calling now that Gov. Nathan Deal has won re-election. It's not the first time the group has turned to jarring newspaper ads to slam a politician: Better Georgia made a splash three years ago with full-page ads targeting the governor.
Deal, by the way, has twice given his tacit support to the legislation. He told reporters again last week that it wasn't on his agenda but he has "sentiment" for it, given his vote while in Congress for the measure's federal cousin.
Update: Teasley called the ad "disgusting and abhorrent" and accused Better Georgia of using scare tactics.
If there was even the slightest bit of truth to their claims, I would oppose the measure."
McKoon took to Twitter to fire back at Better Georgia.