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    Attorneys defend Mississippi law on denying LGBT services

    Attorneys defend Mississippi law on denying LGBT services
    Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press

    Updated 5:41 pm, Monday, November 13, 2017

     

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant are defending a state law that lets government workers and private business people cite religious beliefs to deny services to LGBT people.

    In arguments filed Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court, they wrote that the law protects people from being penalized for refusing to participate in activities they consider “immoral,” such as same-sex marriage.

    Legal experts say the 2016 Mississippi law is the broadest religious-objections law enacted by any state since the high court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015.

     

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  • Enthusiast (12612 posts)
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    1. Mississippi……..

    "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson
    • Hobbit709 (3822 posts)
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      2. …Doesn't want to be outdone by Alabama in stupid.

      I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
      • Enthusiast (12612 posts)
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        3. That might be true.

        "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." Thomas Jefferson
  • ravensong (2216 posts)
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    4. The biggest failure a parent can experience is to have a child become a

    hateful, ignorant christofascist.

    Destabilize the 1%.  "Together, together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America, and that revolution, our revolution, continues"... ~ Bernie