TLDEF Condemns Sweeping Anti-LGBT Legislation in Mississippi

Note: Mississippi’s governor has signed this despicable legislation into law making Mississippi another State of Hate alongside North Carolina. More information here at Huffington Post Queer: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mississippi-religious-freedom-bill_us_5703f13ce4b083f5c6090dfb?h6ferp1bu1pys6ecdi
Another virulently anti-LGBTQ bill needs a veto…

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Urges Governor Phil Bryant to Veto Legislation

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 8.01.38 PMNew York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) strongly condemns House Bill 1523 in Mississippi and urges Governor Phil Bryant to veto the legislation. The Mississippi Legislature passed the bill in a final vote today. Governor Bryant now has five days to sign or veto the bill. If he takes no action, the bill will become law. The measure would allow 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 bill would sanction discrimination against LGBT Mississippians in employment, housing, healthcare and education, and would specifically allow businesses that provide wedding-related services to deny services to LGBT people. The bill would also allow certain schools, employers and service providers to prohibit transgender people from using…

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