A federal judge has denied a request by Governor Phil Bryant to allow the religious accommodations act to take effect during the appeal process. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves the same judge who blocked the law hours before it would have taken effect July 1 denied Bryant’ request on Monday. Bryant and the director of Mississippi’s department of human services are appealing reeves’ original decision which called the religious accommodations act unconstitutional. The law’s opponents had asked reeves to leave his preliminary injunction in effect during any appeal, saying Bryant hasn’t shown any proof his appeal will succeed. They say the law would cause immediate harm to the LGBT community.