Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Republican Fear And Loathing: The LGBT Edition - Part Two In A Never Ending Series

It appears that "gay panic" is both virulent, contagious and on the rise down south these days.

In an attempt to prove they are just as bigoted and close-minded as North Carolina, the Mississippi state legislature has passed a measure that allows anyone with a religious objection to deny “services” to LGBT Americans under the guise of “religious liberty”.

The new legislation, called the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, would allow employers to cite religious convictions when determining workplace policies on dress code, grooming and bathroom and locker access.

In a sickening addition the bill would protect foster parents who choose to place their lesbian, gay or transgender children into controversial programs that would attempt to change their sexual orientation.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant

Republican Governor Phil Bryant signed far-reaching legislation into law stating that he did not consider the bill discriminatory, according to WLOX in Mississippi.

Andy Gipson, a Republican Representative and sponsor of the Mississippi measure urged his colleagues not to be intimidated by national media criticism citing a poll that showed wide support for the measure. Gipson then stated...

It’s time that we stand up and do the work of the people and protect the freedoms that they enjoy,

Mississippi, like North Carolina, is experiencing a backlash by their large employers, such as Nissan North America and MGM Resorts International, who have spoken out against the discriminatory legislation.

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