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Wed Mar 30, 2016, 11:05 PM

Mississippi Senate Votes For Sweeping Anti-LGBT Religious Freedom Bill

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The Republican-dominated Mississippi Senate voted 31-17 on Wednesday night for a religious freedom bill that critics believe is the the most sweeping anti-LGBT legislation in the United States, allowing denial of products and services in a wide range of venues.

Immediately after the vote, a Democrat proposed a motion to reconsider — thereby requiring another vote later this week, which many consider a procedural formality, but could buy critics time to build opposition.

The bill already passed the House 80-39 in February. However, the Senate’s version was amended slightly, and the House must concur before the legislation can go to the governor.

Republicans, who hold a majority in both chambers, have argued the bill fixes problems created for people of faith by the Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality ruling.


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Iliyah Mar 2016 #1
Initech Mar 2016 #2
shenmue Mar 2016 #3
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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 11:13 PM

1. I think the so called "Red" religious states are smelling defeat in the air

and this is one of their last attempts in destroy LGBT's civil rights. Too many "Red" states are in sink which is not a mistake.

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Wed Mar 30, 2016, 11:37 PM

2. Southern Strategy = worst thing this country ever did.

We're sick and tired of their values being represented. And look where that's got us?

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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 12:01 AM

3. Fuck these people

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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 02:03 AM

4. Why is Melanie Sojourner standing there right up front?

She got beat back in November.

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