Friday, February 19, 2016

Mississippi House Panel moves Anti-LGBT Bill forward

The South just keeps on serving up these discrimination bills.

In Mississippi, House Speaker Philip Gunn presented a religious liberty bill that is pure Anti-LGBT legislation. It's called the “Religious Liberty Accommodations Act,” or H.B. 1523.

In this messy bill, someone/business/whatever could use religion to justify their discrimination not only to us in the LGBT community, but to unwed mothers, veterans and others. Under this bill, faith-based organizations could openly deny us of everything. Adoption, schools, homes, business regardless if the organization or business receive government funding.

H.B. 1523 would also give foster families the power to force a queer kid to conversion therapy, and deny trans people access to facilities, that matches their gender identity. Sadly, that's not all. There's more to this heinous bill.

The House Judicial Committee received H.B. 1523 due a 14-3 vote. I hope it dies, but then again... It's Mississippi.

If you're curious about what's in the bill, read it here

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