The United States Supreme Court refused to hear two challenges to an anti-LGBT Mississippi law on Monday (8 January). The law, known as HB (House Bill) 1523, went into effect in October. It’s the most extreme religious freedom law in the US. It allows businesses, public employees, and service providers to discriminate against LGBT people on the basis of their religion. HB 1523 further specifies three religious beliefs. The first is that marriage is between a man and a woman. The second, that sexual relations stay confined to such a marriage. Finally, the third is that sex is assigned at birth and cannot change.
January 9 / Gay Star News