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Mid-South responds after Religious Freedom Law blocked –

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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — There’s a lot of controversy behind U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves’ ruling on House Bill 1523.

Reeves said the bill discriminates against certain groups.

The law would have allowed businesses and government employees to deny services to same sex couples based on their religious beliefs.

“Bible say a man and woman supposed to have been married, not two men,” said Jewil Akins.

WREG’s Siobhan Riley spoke with Gail Stratton with PFLag for Northern Mississippi who said this is a huge victory for the state.

“I’m gratified. The law to me clearly favors a particular religious perspective.”

The law also would have allowed religious organizations to deny members of the LGBT community foster care services.

Some said the ruling was a relief.

“I look forward to the law being repealed. I don’t understand why there’s so much fear that’s been generated towards people who are transgender or people who want to get married.”


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