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ACLU Sues Mississippi Over Controversial 'Anti-LGBT' Law
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Mississippi filed a lawsuit today challenging HB 1523, a controversial piece of legislation that critics say enables religious organizations and businesses the ability to discriminate against LGBT people based upon their sexual orientation.
The Latest: GOP Gov Knocks Dem Attorney on LGBT Law Appeal
Mississippi's Republican governor says the Democratic attorney general has abandoned his duty to defend the state's law on religious objections to same-sex marriage
Mississippi Leaders Divided on Religious-Beliefs Law Appeal
Mississippi's Democratic attorney general says he won't join the Republican governor in appealing a federal judge's ruling that blocked a state law on religious objections to gay marriage
Officials: North Carolina must show proof of discrimination-free zone, or lose NCAA tournament games
The North Carolina cities of Greensboro and Charlotte must prove to the NCAA how each site will provide a discrimination-free zone in their respective arenas, or risk losing hosting privileges for the NCAA tournament's first and second rounds in 2017 and 2018, multiple NCAA officials told ESPN on
First Lady Targets Mississippi 'Religious Freedom' Bill in Commencement Speech
In a rare entrance into a politically charged controversy, first lady Michelle Obama used a commencement speech Saturday at Jackson State University in Mississipppi to directly target the state’s recently-passed "religious freedom" bill. "We see it right here in Mississippi -- just two weeks ago -–
Obama Says Controversial NC, MS 'Anti-LGBT' Laws Should Be Overturned
President Obama said for the first time that he disagrees with laws recently passed in North Carolina and Mississippi, which critics say are "anti- LGBT ," adding that they should be overturned. "I also think that the laws that have been passed there are wrong and should be overturned and they're
Anti-Gun Groups React to Mississippi Law Allowing Guns in Church
Anti-gun organizations are reacting strongly against the Church Protection Act, a law Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed today allowing guns in church. The act allows some church members to undergo firearms training so they can provide armed security for their congregations and gives legal
LGBT Advocates Say New Law in Mississippi May Violate Their Rights
Supporters of new law say it is designed to protect the rights of counselors who turn away patients if it violates religious beliefs.
Mississippi's 'Religious Freedom' Bill: What to Know About the New 'Sweeping Anti-LGBT Law'
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 into law on Tuesday, and while supporters believe the new law will protect people's right to "religious freedom" from "government discrimination," critics argue that it's the "most sweeping anti-LGBT" legislation in the U.S." Here's everything you