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USA, Mississippi: Businesses Post "We Don't Discriminate" Signs
Apr 13th, 2014
In the wake of an anti-gay Right to Discriminate law, some businesses are posting anti discrimination signs.
A new campaign launched by a group of entrepreneurs is taking off in Mississippi, the Clarion Ledger reports:
If You're Buying, We're Selling started in the commercial district of Jackson's Fondren neighborhood last week, and has since spread statewide. The campaign is... read_more
USA, Mississippi: Governor Bryant Signs "Right to Discriminate" Bill Into Law
Apr 4th, 2014
Mississippi has a shiny new "right to discriminate" law that could allow businesses to turn away gay customers, single women, buddhists, pretty much anyone they don't agree with.
The Advocate reports:
Mississippi Republican governor Phil Bryant today signed a bill into a law that will allow business and individuals to deny service to anyone in the interest of religious liberty,... read_more
USA, Mississippi: Legislature Passes Right to Discriminate Bill
Apr 2nd, 2014
Showing their true colors, Mississippi legislators made a last-minute push and passed its own version of a Right to Discriminate" law.
Think Progress reports:
...both the House and Senate have approved a conference report on the bill, advancing it to Gov. Phil Bryant (R) with problematic language. "Religious liberty" bills like the one vetoed in Arizona differ from other states'... read_more
USA, Mississippi: "Right to Discriminate" Bill Watered Down Again By House
Mar 13th, 2014
After the Senate passed a watered-down Right to Discriminate bill that removed provisions allowing businesses and individuals to discriminate, the House went even further.
The Dallas Voice reports:
The Mississippi House voted 80 to 37 Wednesday evening to approve a dramatically altered "religious freedom" bill that simply calls for a joint House-Senate Judiciary committee to prepare a report "regarding proposed... read_more
USA, Mississippi: Right to Discriminate Bill Working Its Way Through Legislature
Feb 27th, 2014
OK, folks, we've got another one of these anti-gay bills percolating through a state legislature, this one in Mississippi.
Echelon Magazine reports:
SB 2681, which passed the Mississippi Senate in January, would allow businesses to deny services to anyone if they felt doing so was a "burden" on their "exercise of religion." It is similar in nature to the controversial... read_more
USA, Georgia: State Agrees to Process Benefits for National Guard Same-Sex Couples
Dec 10th, 2013
Another state has caved on processing benefits for same-sex couples who are part of the state's National Guard.
The Washington Blade reports:
The Georgia National Guard has become the latest state to agree to process spousal benefit applications for troops in same-sex marriages, according to two sources familiar with the decision. Maj. Jon Craig, a National Guard Bureau spokesperson,... read_more
USA, Mississippi: Judge Denies Divorce to Lesbian Couple
Dec 3rd, 2013
A Judge in Jackson, Mississippi, won't let a lesbian couple who married in California get a divorce.
The Albuquerque Journal reports:
A Mississippi judge on Monday refused to grant a divorce to a lesbian couple who got married in California, saying the marriage wasn't recognized under state law, according to the woman who filed and her lawyer. Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham,... read_more
USA: Rogue States Fight Back Over Pentagon National Guard Orders
Nov 3rd, 2013
It looks like some states are not going to quietly go along with the Secretary of Defense's orders to process benefits for same sex partners of National Guard members.
On Thursday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that he was ordering all National Guard units to comply with Pentagon policy regarding spousal benefits for gay soldiers. Oklahoma Gov. Mary... read_more