Mississippi Governor Signs Sweeping 'Religious Freedom' Bill Into Law
Mississippi now has one of the broadest “religious freedom” laws in the country. But critics call it the most sweeping anti-LGBT law in the country.
Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 yesterday, creating a religious shield from government penalties for an array of people and organizations — if providing those services violates religious beliefs about same-sex marriage, sex outside marriage and gender identity.
Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks to Dominic Holden, national LGBT reporter for BuzzFeed, about why this kind of legislation is gaining such traction in state legislatures around the country.
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