Gov. Phil Bryant announced Tuesday via Twitter that he signed had signed the draconian Anti-LGBT House Bill 1523, the religious objections bill into law.
Groups have protested HB1523, which they say will allow discrimination against LGBT people not only by religious organizations but also by businesses and individuals by using religion as a guise for discrimination.. The Mississippi Economic Council also has come out against HB1523.
“As the State Chamber of Commerce for a state that has proven its hospitable and business-friendly approach, MEC opposes efforts that would intentionally or unintentionally prevent Mississippi businesses from implementing and enforcing non-discrimination policies or that would limit diversity and inclusion impacting their customers and employees,” the organization said in a statement. “HB 1523 conflicts with this policy.”
Via The ACLU:
“This is a sad day for the state of Mississippi and for the thousands of Mississippians who can now be turned away from businesses, refused marriage licenses, or denied housing, essential services and needed care based on who they are. This bill flies in the face of the basic American principles of fairness, justice and equality and will not protect anyone’s religious liberty. Far from protecting anyone from ‘government discrimination’ as the bill claims, it is an attack on the citizens of our state, and it will serve as the Magnolia State’s badge of shame.”
MISSISSIPPI COMPANIES YOU CAN BOYCOTT!
Peavy Electronics (guitar amplifiers, etc..)
Hancock Fabrics (out of business?)
Newk’s Eatery (restaurant)
Ergon Inc. (Energy Company, Propane distributor)
Keesler Federal Credit Union
If you know of ANY other MS based companies which do business in other states, please list them in replies to this message. But by the look of the list above, when you got nothing, You got nothing to lose.