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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Signs HB 1523 Into Law, Clears Way For Legalized Discrimination Of LGBT Persons

LGBT Equal Rights Activists demonstrate outside of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant's State of the State Address

HB 1523, “Religious Liberty Accommodation Act” officially signed into law, as governor indicated he would do last week Allows state employees, corporations, individuals, healthcare providers, and nonprofit organizations to use religion as a justification for discrimination Mississippi’s governor Phil Bryant has officially signed House Bill 1523 into law Tuesday, paving …

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New Anti-LGBT Legislation In Mississippi Says Marriage Can Only Be Defined Between Man And Woman And That Women Can Be Fired For “Sex-Specific Standards”

Dozens of demonstrators took to the Capitol steps Tuesday during a Human Rights Campaign protest of HB1523.  Justin Sellers/The Clarion-Ledger

House and Senate have passed HB 1523, “Religious Liberty Accommodation Act”  Allows state employees, corporations, individuals, healthcare providers, and nonprofit organizations to use religion as a justification for discrimination  In the wake of North Carolina’s outrageous legislation outlawing LGBT protections and prohibiting cities or towns from enacting stricter guidelines, newly …

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On Wednesday The U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Its Most Important Case On Abortion Since 1992

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The 8-member U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case this Wednesday which could reinterpret the Court’s ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey and be the deciding factor in whether women across America have access to legal abortion.  Since 1992 Casey has held as the most important Supreme Court decision on abortion since Roe …

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Georgia Senate Passes Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill; Mississippi House Advances Anti-Gay Legislation

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On Friday, the Republican-majority Georgia Senate passed a bill to allow legal discrimination of gays and lesbians as part of “religious freedom.”  The bill, which passed 38 to 14 along party lines, would allow for faith-based organizations to refuse service to same-sex couples. The bill, which is a hybrid of …

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“I’m Gonna Get That N****” – No Indictments For Mississippi Officer Who Fatally Strangled Unarmed Black Man

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Via Newsone: “A grand jury in Clarke County, Mississippi has decided not to charge a police officer in the death of Jonathan Sanders, an unarmed Black man who was placed in a chokehold by officer Kevin Herrington last summer. The Clarion-Ledger reports Herrington had reasonable suspicion that Sanders was involved with drug activity, and excessive force …

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