Mississippi often finds themselves at the bottom of everything good and the top of everything bad but nothing quite cements their place as the most regressive state in the union like the lastest law Governor Phil Bryant just signed.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor has signed a law that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers’ religious beliefs.
Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 on Tuesday (April 5), despite opposition from gay-rights groups and some businesses. Some conservative and religious groups support the bill.
The measure’s intention is to protect those who believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman, that sexual relations should only take place inside such marriages, and that male and female genders are unchangeable.
The law allows churches, religious charities and privately held businesses to decline services to people violating those beliefs. Individual government employees may also opt out, although the measure says governments must still provide services.
Other states have considered similar legislation.
Wow! Well I’ll just say this. No matter what your thoughts are on homosexuality,, gay marriage, and other LGBT issues just remember this. Any you support to take the rights away from one group today can be used to take yours away tomorrow.
Be smart America! Distinguish steps backwards from progress before we reach a point of no return.
Read HERE for more information about the “Religious Rights” bill.
Qmunity what do you think of a law that enables business the right to discriminate?
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