Chamber Opposes Religious Objections Bill

The Mississippi State Chamber of Commerce is opposing a religious objections bill heading to Governor Phil Bryant’s desk, saying House Bill 1523 conflicts with the organization’s non-discrimination policy.
Businesses including Nissan North America, Toyota, Chevron, Huntington Ingalls Industries, and Entergy haven’t taken a clear stance on the bill, but say they oppose any legislation that might violate their non-discrimination policies regardless of whether they’re intentional.
Supporters of the bill say it protects religious groups, small businesses and government employees from being forced to violate their religious beliefs by serving same-sex couples.
The bill is similar to one Georgia’s Republican governor vetoed last week after big corporations said it could lead to discrimination.

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