Mississippi hasn’t learned from North Carolina’s example. While NC hemorrhages money over their recent anti-LGBT bill, Mississippi passed one of their own allowing public businesses to deny service to a portion of the public — you know, the very same thing the Civil Rights Act fixed way back in the day.
The first drop of the coming storm for Mississippi is Bryan Adams canceling a concert there:
Adams, who was set to perform on Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, called the state’s measure “extremely discriminatory.”
“I cannot in good conscience perform in a state where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation,” Adams wrote on his website.
The law signed in Mississippi last week allows people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and permits employers to cite religion in determining workplace policies on dress code, grooming and bathroom and locker access.Ninety-five Mississippi writers, including best-selling author John Grisham, signed a letter released on Monday calling for a repeal of the law before it takes effect in July.
“There have always been people here battling injustice,” the letter said. “That’s the version of Mississippi we believe in, and that’s the Mississippi we won’t stop fighting for.”
Damn, that’s saying something. I’ve seen several of Bryan Adams’ music videos. That guy will set up and rock pretty much anywhere…anywhere but Mississippi, that is.
You go, Bryan! Give it to them straight from the heart! Show the LGBT people that everything you do, you do it for them. When bills like this are a thing of the past it’ll be hard not to believe we’re in heaven. 🙂