‘Re­li­gious lib­erty’ law in US state

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Jack­son: The gover­nor of Mis­sis­sippi has signed a con­tro­ver­sial bill that al­lows busi­nesses to refuse ser­vice to gay cou­ples based on re­li­gious be­liefs. Gover­nor Phil Bryant signed HB1523 into law on Tues­day amid op­po­si­tion from equal rights groups and busi­nesses.

He said the bill “pro­tects sin­cerely held re­li­gious be­liefs and moral con­vic­tions”.

Pro­test­ers say the bill would al­low for law­ful dis­crim­i­na­tion of gay, les­bian, bi­sex­ual and trans­gen­der peo­ple. BBC

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