Mississippi Gov. Signs Anti-LGBT Law
He says it’s a matter of ”sincerely held religious beliefs.” But Bill 1523, the latest in a series of similar bills introduced after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, allows private businesses and government employees to deny services to gay people. The government must still provide services to gay citizens, but individual employees can opt out. A similar bill was recently vetoed in Georgia after the U.S. business community raised an outcry, but Gov. Phil Bryant has ignored public protests and signed the bill into law — leaving Mississippi’s gay community bracing for the aftermath.