Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Signs Anti-LGBT Legislation

A sad day for equality in Mississippi…


 TLDEF Condemns Sweeping New Discriminatory Law in Mississippi

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 8.01.38 PMNew York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) responded to news that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed anti-LGBT House Bill 1523 into law today.

The Mississippi Legislature passed the bill in a final vote yesterday. The measure allows individuals, religious organizations, and many businesses to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people based on purported “religious beliefs or moral convictions” that include opposition to marriage equality and transgender rights.

The law sanctions discrimination against LGBT Mississippians in employment, housing, healthcare and education, and specifically allows businesses that provide wedding-related services to deny services to LGBT people. The law also allows certain schools, employers and service providers to prohibit transgender people from using bathrooms and other sex-segregated facilities consistent with their gender identity. It allows adoption agencies to refuse service to LGBT people and allows foster parents…

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