Mississippi’s controversial ‘religious freedom’ bill signed into law 

Mississippi’s “religious freedom” bill has been signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant. The legislation creates a right to withhold services aiding same-sex marriage and extramarital sex, as well as from transgender people, based on religious objection.Bryant signed House Bill 1523 into law on Tuesday, saying in a statement that the measure aims 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” such as local governments and state universities. Bryant asserted that the law will not “limit any constitutionally protected rights or actions of any citizen of this state under federal or state laws.”

Source: Mississippi’s controversial ‘religious freedom’ bill signed into law — RT USA

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