Tuesday, August 2, 2016

In Mississippi: Federal Judge says NO to Anti-LGBT Law During Appeal

In April, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed HB 1523 into law. It was considered a huge anti-LGBT law with religious freedom mess tied to it. Well, by July 1, US District Judge Carlton Reeves struck it down.

Bryant tried to request a stay, but yesterday, Reeves denied it. He stated:
“[I]ssuing a marriage license to a gay couple is not like being forced into armed combat or to assist with an abortion. Matters of life and death are sui generis. If movants truly believe that providing services to LGBT citizens forces them to ‘tinker with the machinery of death,’ their animus exceeds anything seen in Romer, Windsor, or the marriage equality cases.”
Poor Gov. Bryant tried it


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