Bryant Appeals Rejection Of HB 1523
Governor Bryant breaks away from co-defendants and files his own appeal against a federal judge’s rejection of the Religious Accommodations Act.
In a motion filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, Bryant argues the plaintiffs in the four lawsuits contesting House Bill 1523 haven’t proved they would be harmed. The governor is asking that the injunction blocking implementation of the law be lifted.
Bryant broke away from the three other defendants in the case, including state Attorney General Jim Hood who has publicly said he doesn’t know if an appeal is appropriate or would even be successful.
In contrast to Hood’s statement, Bryant argues the federal judge’s ruling is unlikely to stand on appeal, which is why he says a stay of the temporary injunction against the law’s implementation is in the public interest.