Mississippi’s HB 1523 Is The Most Sweeping Anti-LGBT Law In The U.S. And It Takes Effect Friday

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An appeals court has refused to rehear a lawsuit against Mississippi House Bill 1523, which codifies discrimination against LGBT people on religious grounds.

Pending a successful last-minute challenge, the measure will take effect on Friday.

HB 1523, officially known as The Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, protects the actions of individuals and businesses who believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, that sex is only acceptable within the confines of heterosexual marriage, and that gender refers to a person’s sex assigned at birth.

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