Jackson, Miss– The passing of the Religious Liberties Act, or H.B. 1523, is garnering major backlash against the state.
Most notably, Nissan, one of Mississippi’s largest employers, has spoken out against the bill.
“Nissan is committed to providing our employees with an inclusive workplace environment that supports diversity. It is Nissan’s policy to prohibit discrimination of any time, and we oppose any legislation that would allow discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.”
Television host Montel Williams is also responding to the passing of the Religious Liberties Act, and says he won’t stay silent, and that Mississippi has come too far and is too good for this law.
“As a human being, a Christian, a conservative, an American who served 22 years in the military, I’m deeply saddened to be making a statement, for the third time this week, having been again reminded that there remains a class of people in America on whom it remains socially acceptable to visit discrimination under the guise of faith–our LGBT brothers and sisters, I will not be silent….surely we are better than this in 2016 in America.”
The American Civil Liberties Union is also planning to file a lawsuit, reports Mississippi Today.
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