Mississippi Passes Arizona-Style Religious Freedom Bill

The Washington Post’s Reid Wilson reports, “Mississippi legislators on Tuesday took up and quickly passed a controversial religious freedom bill that could allow state residents to sue over laws they say place a substantial burden on their religious practices.” Opponents argue it offers license to discriminate against gays while supporters of the measure say it protects religious freedom. “This is a victory for the First Amendment and the right to live and work according to one’s conscience,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

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