Mississippi could now legalize discrimination against people who have premarital sex. Governor signs HB 1523

  • metta

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    Mar 31, 2016 8:57 PM GMT
    Mississippi could now legalize discrimination against people who have premarital sex


    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/mississippi-could-now-legalize-discrimination-against-people-who-have-premarital-sex/
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 31, 2016 9:21 PM GMT
    Republicans spend a hell of a lot of time finding ways to hate. What a piss-poor state. I guess when everyone knows you're the crappiest state in the country, you just have to find someone else you can feel superior to. Republicans.
  • tazzari

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    Mar 31, 2016 10:48 PM GMT
    We all need to calm down. These things take time - in O' Miss. Remember, Mississippi didn't legally end slavery till 2013. Meanwhile, we can look forward to the boycotts and the businesses moving out. Chicago's already on that one.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 01, 2016 12:08 AM GMT
    What do you expect from the nation's poorest, most underdeveloped and most undereducated stateicon_question.gificon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 01, 2016 12:17 AM GMT
    Do I read the news correctly? Isn't there one more legislative step required, that if approved, must go for the Governor's signature? So is the "now" in this RJ banner inaccurate, perhaps more accurately a potential "soon"?
  • metta

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    Apr 01, 2016 12:48 AM GMT
    ^
    It says....'could now'


    Mississippi’s New Anti-LGBT Bill Claims That Women Can Be Fired For Wearing Pants

    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2016/03/30/3764798/mississippi-anti-lgbt-bill/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 01, 2016 12:49 AM GMT
    This is the rural, redneck state that vows to never remove the confederate stars and bars from its state flag. Go figure.
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    Apr 01, 2016 1:50 PM GMT
    metta said^
    It says....'could now'

    Mississippi’s New Anti-LGBT Bill Claims That Women Can Be Fired For Wearing Pants

    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2016/03/30/3764798/mississippi-anti-lgbt-bill/

    Well, semantics are semantics, but "now" usually means now. And the "could" merely applying to the law's application.

    Nevertheless, thanks again for an important story and link. It does state that Federal law may supersede and prevent the firing of women for wearing pants. But it may still result in some less-informed women being harassed and coerced into wearing dresses only. Or still fired, but then reinstated or compensated following a protracted court fight.

    The brain virus affecting Republican State legislators appears to be an especially nasty strain in Mississippi. Let's just avoid any contact with these plague States.
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    Apr 01, 2016 6:25 PM GMT
    Hey wait a minute! I can be fired for wearing a dress to work. It's only fair that a woman can be fired for wearing pants. Or if I can't wear a dress, women shouldn't either. Pants for everyone!

    Would any Mississippian dare fire a woman for wearing a dress featuring the confederate stars and bars?
  • metta

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    Apr 05, 2016 4:56 PM GMT
    Mississippi governor signs religious objections bill



    http://www.wapt.com/news/central-mississippi/jackson/protesters-urge-governor-to-veto-religious-objections-bill/38873108
  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 07, 2016 1:08 AM GMT
    Congrats to Mississippi for bringing their reputation even lower.
    Why would any decent people want to move there or start businesses there?
  • metta

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    Apr 07, 2016 5:54 PM GMT
    Ellen speaks up about Mississippi’s new religious discrimination law


    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/04/ellen-speaks-up-about-mississippis-new-religious-discrimination-law/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 08, 2016 3:37 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidCongrats to Mississippi for bringing their reputation even lower.
    Why would any decent people want to move there or start businesses there?
    At the rate Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina are going all three of those states will end up just as oppressive and backward as Mississippi.
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    Apr 08, 2016 4:49 AM GMT
    Everyone must realize it was the establishment republican party and its religious right wing that hid its 'faith based agenda' from public for decades. Now that this demented agenda has been exposed (NWO), we are publicly witnessing the status quo, conservative structure meltdown, this is probably the 'reason' behind why some states refuse to give up power to federal laws icon_cool.gif



    Companies demand repeal of MS "religious freedom" law
    http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/companies-demand-repeal-of-mississippi-religious-freedom-law/

    Mississippi faces a major corporate backlash over its so-called “religious freedom law." Executives from GE, Pepsi, Levi Strauss and other companies sent a letter Wednesday to Gov. Phil Bryant, condemning the new law as discriminatory. Mississippi joins North Carolina in allowing businesses to deny service to LGBT people. Georgia’s governor last week vetoed a similar bill. Mark Strassmann reports.


    GE, Dow, Pepsi, HPE, Hyatt, Choice Hotels, Levi Strauss, Whole Foods Urge Lawmakers to Repeal HB1523
    http://www.hrc.org/blog/ge-dow-pepsi-hpe-hyatt-choice-hotelslevi-strauss-whole-foods-urge-lawmakers

    Today, HRC announced that executives from GE, the Dow Chemical Company, PepsiCo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Choice Hotels International, Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., and Whole Foods Market have signed onto an open letter addressed to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, and House Speaker Philip A. Gunn urging state lawmakers to repeal HB 1523 -- a discriminatory measure signed into law yesterday despite outcry from the business community, fair-minded Mississippians, and LGBT equality advocates.

    In addition to the major corporations signing onto this letter calling for repeal, some of the state’s largest employers, including Nissan Group of North America, Tyson Food Inc, MGM Resorts International, and Toyota, publicly voiced their opposition to the appalling legislation -- joining national corporations such as AT&T, IBM, Levi Strauss & Co, MassMutual, General Electric, and Hyatt. Gov. Bryant also ignored the call of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) to veto the discriminatory measure. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has joined an effort to get more CEOs to speak publicly against the law, and top executives from Microsoft and IBM have asserted that the law is bad for business.
  • metta

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    Apr 09, 2016 1:54 AM GMT
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  • metta

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    Apr 11, 2016 8:02 AM GMT
    Bryan Adams Scraps Mississippi Concert Over 'Extremely Discriminatory' Anti-LGBT Law

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7326522/bryan-adams-mississippi-extremely-discriminatory-anti-lgbt-law
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 11, 2016 12:04 PM GMT
    ELNathB saidEveryone must realize it was the establishment republican party and its religious right wing that hid its 'faith based agenda' from public for decades. Now that this demented agenda has been exposed (NWO), we are publicly witnessing the status quo, conservative structure meltdown, this is probably the 'reason' behind why some states refuse to give up power to federal laws icon_cool.gif



    Companies demand repeal of MS "religious freedom" law
    http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/companies-demand-repeal-of-mississippi-religious-freedom-law/

    Mississippi faces a major corporate backlash over its so-called “religious freedom law." Executives from GE, Pepsi, Levi Strauss and other companies sent a letter Wednesday to Gov. Phil Bryant, condemning the new law as discriminatory. Mississippi joins North Carolina in allowing businesses to deny service to LGBT people. Georgia’s governor last week vetoed a similar bill. Mark Strassmann reports.


    GE, Dow, Pepsi, HPE, Hyatt, Choice Hotels, Levi Strauss, Whole Foods Urge Lawmakers to Repeal HB1523
    http://www.hrc.org/blog/ge-dow-pepsi-hpe-hyatt-choice-hotelslevi-strauss-whole-foods-urge-lawmakers

    Today, HRC announced that executives from GE, the Dow Chemical Company, PepsiCo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Choice Hotels International, Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., and Whole Foods Market have signed onto an open letter addressed to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, and House Speaker Philip A. Gunn urging state lawmakers to repeal HB 1523 -- a discriminatory measure signed into law yesterday despite outcry from the business community, fair-minded Mississippians, and LGBT equality advocates.

    In addition to the major corporations signing onto this letter calling for repeal, some of the state’s largest employers, including Nissan Group of North America, Tyson Food Inc, MGM Resorts International, and Toyota, publicly voiced their opposition to the appalling legislation -- joining national corporations such as AT&T, IBM, Levi Strauss & Co, MassMutual, General Electric, and Hyatt. Gov. Bryant also ignored the call of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) to veto the discriminatory measure. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has joined an effort to get more CEOs to speak publicly against the law, and top executives from Microsoft and IBM have asserted that the law is bad for business.
    The sad fact of this situation is that Mississippi being the poorest and most underdeveloped state in the union is definitely in no position to allow all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs to dictate public policy because all these major companies could just close up shop and pull out of the state leaving thousands of Mississippians unemployed thus adding a tremendous number of people to the state's already staggeringly high poverty rate. Mississippi will just keep falling further behind the rest of the country and the developed world for that matter and turn itself into a 47,000 square mile poverty reservation. However, if North Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee don't clamp down on all the flaky fundamentalists in their state legislatures, those three states will eventually end up in the exact same horrible position.
  • metta

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    Apr 12, 2016 9:12 PM GMT
    Navy Moves USS Portland Commissioning Because of Mississippi’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law


    http://www.towleroad.com/2016/04/navy-moves-uss-portland-commissioning-because-of-mississippi-religious-freedom-law-video/
  • metta

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    Apr 13, 2016 9:42 PM GMT
    Sharon Stone Cancels Mississippi Movie Shoot Over Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

    http://www.towleroad.com/2016/04/sharon-stone/
  • metta

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    Apr 24, 2016 2:47 AM GMT
    First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks Out Against Mississippi Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Law at Jackson State University


    http://www.towleroad.com/2016/04/michelle-obama-mississippi/