Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant  signed religious freedom bill Thursday

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed religious freedom bill Thursday

Via The Hill

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed a controversial religious freedom bill Thursday over the objections of opponents who say it could lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Supporters say the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which passed in both state chambers, will assure practice of religion without government interference and will become law July 1, according to The Associated Press.

An early version of the bill was similar to one passed by Arizona’s legislature earlier this year, which critics claimed would empower businesses to discriminate openly against gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs. However, it was vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer (R) in February, after business groups said it could hurt that state’s economy.
Bryant signed the measure within hours of receiving it Thursday, during a private ceremony.

The Hill

 

Comments

  1. Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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  3. Char in ND says:

    Good. Haley Barbour would not have done the same, and obviously Jan Brewer didn’t have the stones to sign this legislation into law either.

  4. edpierceep says:

    Finally! Something notable besides college football has come out of Mississippi! Let’s have more states join them and maybe we can get a trend for real change in this country.

  5. I don’t see these bills leading to discrimination, it’s the people who choose to do that. If we make a big deal about it, it will happen and it will be the only thing that comes of this.

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