More legal fight ahead over LGBT law

A federal appeals court says Mississippi can start enforcing a law that will let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.
Today, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a judge’s decision that had blocked the law before it could take effect last July. U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves had ruled that the law unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for LGBT people.
Governor Phil Bryant and other supporters say the law protects beliefs that marriage can be between only a man and a woman and that a person’s gender is determined at birth and cannot be changed.

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