Tag : Religious Objections
title : Phil Bryant Signs Mississippi 'Religious Freedom’ Bill Amid Protests, Allows Service Denial Based on Faith
summary : Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a state measure Tuesday (April 5) that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples based on the employers' religious beliefs. House Bill 1523 was passed by state legislators Friday. Gay rights' advocates have been protesting the law this week, saying the legislation is outright discriminatory.
date : Apr 05, 2016 02:40 PM EDT
title : Mississippi 'Religious Liberty' Act Approved By House Reps, Supports Rights To Religious Objections
summary : Magnolia State lawmakers are supporting a new bill originally called the "Religious Liberty Accommodations Act," which would mean no discriminatory action could be taken against anyone who believes marriage should be a union between a man and a woman. House members voted 80-39 Friday to pass House Bill 1523, after it was approved by House Judiciary committee members by a 14-3 margin. The name was changed in committee to the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience From Government Discrimination Act."
date : Feb 19, 2016 01:13 PM EST