Tag Archives: Phil Bryant

MISSISSIPPI: Lawmakers Pass Anti-Abortion Bill Meant To Challenge Roe V Wade, GOP Governor Will Sign It

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday passed what is likely to be the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, making the procedure illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The House voted 75-34 in favor of the measure, and Gov. Phil Bryant has said he will sign it. The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic has pledged to sue— a ...

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BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Gives Go-Ahead To Mississippi Law Legalizing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The Associated Press reports: A federal appeals court says Mississippi can start enforcing a law that will let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a judge’s decision that had blocked the law before it could take effect last July. U.S. District Judge Carlton ...

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Tony Perkins Celebrates Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s Campaign To Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Yesterday nine states, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, filed a federal appeals court brief in support of an on-hold Mississippi law that would legalize anti-LGBT business discrimination. This morning hate group leader Tony Perkins lavishes praise on Gov. Phil Bryant’s appeal. Via press release: Governor Phil Bryant (R-Miss.) has enough on his plate. He shouldn’t have to do ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Federal Court Rejects State’s Bid To Enforce Anti-LGBT Hate Law During Appeal Process

BOOM. Another win for Roberta Kaplan. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: A federal appeals court on Friday denied Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s request that the state be allowed to enforce a recently passed anti-LGBT religious exemption law while the state appeals a trial court’s order halting enforcement of that law. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, in denying the request ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Federal Judge Won’t Allow Enforcement Of Anti-LGBT Hate Law While State Pursues Appeal

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant had asked U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves to issue a stay of his preliminary injunction order during the appeal. If granted, the state would have allowed the state to enforce the law during its appeal of the ruling against the law. In dismissing the state’s argument for why a stay ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Gov. Phil Bryant Demands Court Stay Overturn Of Anti-LGBT Law Pending His Appeal

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Gov. Phil Bryant has given notice of an appeal to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals of a federal judge ruling blocking House Bill 1523. In a motion filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, Bryant’s attorney Drew Snyder asked that U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves stay his preliminary injunction pending appeal. “This is a good ...

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant: Christians Will Line Up For Crucifixions In Order To Stop LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla report at Right Wing Watch: At least week’s Watchmen on the Wall conference, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins presented Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant with the first ever “Samuel Adams Religious Freedom Award” for having signed a radical anti-LGBT bill into law earlier this year that will allow businesses to deny service to gay people. While introducing the ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Dem AG Says Other Things Are More Important Than Joining Anti-Trans Suit Against Feds

Via press release from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood: “Last year, the Office of Attorney General joined a lawsuit in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the Department of Justice from interfering with the way in which local schools operate their restrooms. For that reason, I chose not to join the Texas lawsuit. I also have concerns on ...

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MISSISSIPPI: ACLU Sues State Over Hate Law

Via press release from the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Mississippi today filed a lawsuit to challenge an anti-LGBT law passed this spring that allows public officials and businesses to refuse to serve gay and transgender individuals. The lawsuit, which targets the registrar of vital records, was filed on behalf of ACLU of Mississippi members ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Activists March On Mississippi Governor’s Mansion In Protest Of Anti-LGBT Law

Activists are marching on the mansion of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant today in protest of the recently-passed anti-LGBT law. Watch live at this link.

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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 ...

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Phil Bryant: Who Cares About 80s Rockers? [VIDEO]

Via Jackson’s ABC affiliate: Gov. Phil Bryant is calling out critics of the religious objection law, saying so what if a 1980s rocker doesn’t come to Mississippi? All of a sudden we have one guy from the 1980s that canceled a concert and we all want to talk about that. It is interesting (that) the media says ‘Y’all ought to ...

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Belinda Carlisle To Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant: You Are Making Life Hell On Earth For LGBT Citizens

Former Go-Go’s lead singer Belinda Carlisle today published an open letter to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and it’s really something: Governor Bryant, I am scheduled to perform in your great state this Saturday, however given the very recent anti-LGBTQ attacks that your administration has leveled against some of your own citizens I very nearly cancelled my appearance. After discussion with ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Governor Signs Guns-In-Church Bill

Praise the lord and pass the ammunition. Literally. From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law the Mississippi Church Protection Act to allow churches to legally have armed security if they choose. Bryant said in a Twitter post he signed the bill because “churches deserve protection from those who would harm worshippers.” State Rep. Andy Gipson, who ...

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant: Churches Would Be Sued Into Closing If I Didn’t Sign That Hate Law [AUDIO]

Yesterday Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appeared on the American Family Association’s radio show to declare that he signed his state’s anti-LGBT bill in order to protect churches from being closed because they won’t host same-sex weddings. Seriously. Right Wing Watch has the transcript: “This is about the churches,” Bryant said. “The next stop will be American Family Radio and it ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Openly Lesbian Journalist Robin Roberts Is The New Face Of State’s Official Tourism Agency

The Advocate reports: Lesbian news anchor Robin Roberts is the face of Mississippi’s official state tourism publication this year, joining Gov. Phil Bryant, who recently signed an anti-LGBT bill into law, in encouraging tourists to visit the Magnolia State. The 2016 official tour guide for the state of Mississippi, which features Roberts on the cover, came out well before the ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Here Come The Sex Police?

Via Jackson’s ABC affiliate: Legal experts said Wednesday that a new Mississippi religious objection law is so broad it reaches beyond gay couples to anyone who has had premarital sex. A key section of the legislation lets government and business employees refuse service based on their religious beliefs. Opponents have said that it sanctions discrimination against same-sex couples and transgender ...

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Democrats Denounce “Shameful” Mississippi

Via press release: Upon news that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed the discriminatory House Bill 1523 into law, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement: “It’s embarrassing, shameful, and truly perplexing that the Republicans still don’t get it. LGBT Americans are entitled to equal protection under the law, just as everyone else. No exceptions. No allowances ...

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Tony Perkins Applauds Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant

“This new law gives fresh momentum to efforts on the federal and state level to stop government discrimination against people who believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. We applaud Governor Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, and House Speaker Philip Gunn, for standing up for the fundamental freedoms of the people they represent. No person should be ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Gov. Phil Bryant Signs Hate Bill Into Law

Fire up the boycott machine. From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Gov. Phil Bryant announced Tuesday via Twitter that he signed controversial House Bill 1523, the religious objections bill. Groups have protested HB1523, which they say will allow discrimination against LGBT people, and urge businesses to pressure Bryant and House Speaker Phil Gunn to fix or kill the legislation. The Mississippi Economic ...

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