MISSISSIPPI: Activists To March On Governor’s Mansion In May Day Rally To Repeal Hate Law [VIDEO]

From the Human Rights Campaign:

On April 5, 2016, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law H.B. 1523, “The Religious Liberty Accommodations Act,” which would allow individuals, religious organizations and private associations to use religion to discriminate against LGBT Mississippians in some of the most important aspects of their lives, including at work, at schools, and in their communities. Take a stand and join HRC at the Rally to Repeal H.B. 1523 on Sunday, May 1 in Jackson, Mississippi.

  • Prion

    • Todd20036

      I bet the alligator is thinking: does this toilet bowl make me look fat?

      • Ray Taylor

        He’s not concerned about fat, he just wants his sour pickle.

      • Nic Peterson

        Eating that redneck is gonna make him say, that queen gives me gas.

      • Nic Peterson

        Eating that redneck is gonna make him say, that queen gives me gas.

  • Mark

    I keep hoping his son will make a PSA…..expressing his love for his father – and condemning his behavior.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      You mean that chicken shit hiding in Austin?

      • Mark

        Can’t tell if he is chickenshit…or fucking embarrassed to the point of dis-owning the old bastard.

  • Todd20036

    Funny. The haters can’t even successfully boycott a single company that is inclusive of LBGT, but our side can boycott entire states, and make a serious impact.

    It may take awhile, but eventually, love wins.

    • bkmn

      Unfortunately MS doesn’t have much to boycott. I do, however, intend to let the sales manager at the Toyota dealership know that I won’t be buying a Toyota to replace my Prius when it dies, as long as Toyota is building cars in the hate state of MS. FYI – Chevy and Nissan also have plants in MS.

      • Todd20036

        Perhaps. But MS is now going to have to defend such a law in court, making a poor state even poorer. Fuck them.
        I’m sure a few conventions and concerts will be canceled as a result.

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    • Hank

      Unfortunately, they just keep repeating the SAME HATE! … Just a different target!


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  • Steven Leahy

    May Day, lol, damned communists!

    • TimCA

      Damn commies who stole a perfectly good pagan holiday!!! 🙂

      • TimCA

        Rainbow themed may pole.

        • Friday

          They usually are anyway, actually. I think I’ve only ever actually seen Morris dancers use the traditional red and white in practice, though, I’ve seen a lot of Beltanes in my life by now. 🙂

          • TimCA

            I’m not pagan so I’m not the most knowledgeable about the subject. But you’re right, the only may poles I’m familiar with have always been multi-colored like the rainbow. I wonder if they are meant to symbolize the rainbow and renewal?

          • Friday

            Also not looking like barber poles when the weave inevitably turns into an unrehearsed mess at public rituals and being just plain more festive. 🙂

  • Baltimatt

    Ahem. Remember all that fun we used to make about the length of NOM’s March for Marriage?

  • Robert Conner

    Largest employer in Kentucky? Wal Mart
    Largest employer in Alabama? Wal Mart
    Largest employer in Louisiana? Wal Mart
    Largest employer in Mississippi? Wal Mart

    Just saying.

  • Queequeg

    I think the main reason we don’t hear a lot about boycotts of Mississippi is that no one wanted to go there in the first place.

  • Vista-Cruiser

    It’s how the Human RIghts Campaign stays in business: protest Republican policies, then endorse Republicans for election, then protest Republican policies, then endorse Republicans for election, ad nauseum.

  • 10_39

    I 100% support boycott of Mississippi until this hateful, bigoted law is repealed. I also send my love and support to the many, many Mississippians who are forced to endure such discrimination and especially to our allies there who are working hard for change. Gay people can’t all “just leave” Mississippi. New ones are born there every day and shouldn’t have to grow up with such repression and discrimination.

    It’s easy to make jokes at the expense of the poorest state, but the people who live there and are on our side – and there are many who are – do not deserve our derision. Look at the tremendous effort put forth by the Democrats, outnumbered in the state legislature, who spoke out and organized a filibuster against the bill. I call bullshit on anyone who claims that there’s no difference between the two parties or that Black people don’t support LGBT rights.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    Our company is currently doing contract work in Mississippi with various state agencies, so I can speak to the current situation. It’s fucking awful! People in Mississippi are openly anti-gay unlike anywhere else I’ve been. Even in so-called “progressive” Jackson it’s part of normal every day conversation to say the most vile anti-gay stuff, and no-one bats an eye. Of all the Southern states I’ve been in, Mississippi is by far the worst.

    But then, it’s the worst at many things: racism, poverty, women’s rights, education…you name it, it’s bad. Sadly, there is little to hold over them in the form of boycotts and corporate pressure. There’s not much there to take away from them. I suppose they will always be last in progress. They’re still trying to get over the 1964 Civil Rights Act.