April 5, 2016

Well, let's see how this works out for y'all. Is your Guv'ner eager to re-live the glory days of 1964? ABC News:

Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523, despite opposition from gay-rights groups and some businesses who say it enables discrimination. Some conservative and religious groups support the bill.

The measure allows churches, religious charities and privately held businesses to decline services to people whose lifestyles violate their religious beliefs....Bryant acted within hours of receiving the bill after it cleared its final legislative obstacle Monday, even as opponents tried to marshal pressure to persuade Bryant to reject it.

Perhaps Governor Bryant's Twitter Page will get some traffic today, because Mississippi tourism sure as hell won't.

"This bill flies in the face of the basic American principles of fairness, justice and equality and will not protect anyone's religious liberty," Jennifer Riley-Collins, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, said in a statement. "Far from protecting anyone from 'government discrimination' as the bill claims, it is an attack on the citizens of our state, and it will serve as the Magnolia State's badge of shame."

A state CBS affiliate reports that both the Mississippi Manufacturers Association and the Mississippi Economic Council opposed the bill.

Because money.

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