Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Mississippi governor signs controversial religious freedom law

(The Hill) Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Tuesday signed into law a controversial religious freedom bill that allows businesses to deny service to gay couples based on the owners' beliefs.

The law comes after a similarly contentious anti-transgender measure was passed in North Carolina, and after bills decried as anti-LGBT were rejected in South Dakota and Georgia.

"I am singing HB 1523 into law to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government or its political subdivisions, which would include counties, cities and institutions of higher learning," the governor said in a statement he posted on Twitter.

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