Friday, July 01, 2016

Judge to Mississippi anti-lgbt law- 'Oh no you don't!'

This is big and hopefully a sign of things to come. A federal judge just issued an injunction blocking that awful Mississippi anti-lgbt law hours before it was supposed to take effect.

From The Huffington Post:

A day before it was due to come into effect, a federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law permitting those with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and impose dress and bathroom restrictions on transgender people.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves found on Thursday the wide-ranging law adopted this spring unconstitutionally discriminated against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and others who do not share the view that marriage is between a man and a woman.

 . . . Mississippi’s “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” shields those believing that marriage involves a man and a woman, and sexual relations should occur within such marriages. It protects the belief that gender is defined by sex at birth. The law allows people to refuse to provide wide-ranging services by citing the religious grounds, from baking a wedding cake for a same-sex couple to counseling and fertility services. It would also permit dress code and bathroom restrictions to be imposed on transgender people.


Scott Amundsen said...

Neener, neener. neener.

James Hagerty said...

It is unfortunate we live in a society where Christianists have to lie about the LGBT community to get "gay Jim Crow laws" passed against us!