Friday, July 01, 2016

Mississippi Law 'Protecting' Anti-Gay-Marriage Nuts Is Blocked


Most of us grew up having to watch court after court, lawmaker after lawmaker piss all over us. How nice that we don't have to take that (all the time) anymore.

The New York Times reports:
A federal judge blocked — shortly before it was to take effect — a Mississippi law that would have given special protections to those who opposed same-sex marriage. In a 60-page ruling, Federal District Judge Carlton W. Reeves said the law created “a vehicle for state-sanctioned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.” By setting aside particular beliefs for protection as opposed to religious convictions in general, the law unconstitutionally “put its thumb on the scale to favor some religious beliefs over others.” He concluded by issuing a preliminary injunction against the law from taking effect.

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