JACKSON, MISS– Today the Mississippi branches of the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and The Human Rights Campaign are rallying at the Capitol to oppose House Bill 1523, the Religious Liberties Accommodation Act.
This bill would allow protections for faith-based health care institutions, schools, and circuit clerks whose religious beliefs do not accept marriages outside the lines of one man and one woman.
The bill would protect those people from being discriminated against if they chose to refuse service. Those in opposition to the bill says it will allow discrimination toward homosexual couples.
The Human Rights Campaign says this legislation could not only allow for but protect the discrimination of same sex couples who want to buy or rent a home, adopt, take out a loan or any other service allowed to heterosexual couples.
In Georgia, a similar bill of this nature passed, but the governor vetoed it after Marvel, Disney, and the Walking Dead threatened to pull out of the state if the bill became law.
The rally will be at the South Steps of the Capitol at noon.