Without comprehensive equal rights legislation at the federal level, LGBTQ+ people are subject to an inconsistent patchwork of legal protections in their states and local communities. This leaves millions of our most marginalized people at risk of potential discrimination at work and in their daily lives.
That’s why The Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBTQ+ equality alongside lawmakers at the local and state levels across the country. Find out what HRC is doing in Mississippi and how you can help secure equal rights for all of its LGBTQ+ citizens.
In 2017, a harmful Mississippi state law allowing the use of religion as a justification for discrimination against LGBTQ Mississippians at work, school and in their communities goes into effect. H.B. 1523, deceptively titled the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act,” is by far the most sweeping and devastating state law to be enacted against LGBTQ+ people in the country.
Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBTQ+ equality in Mississippi alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. In an unprecedented effort to bring equality to Mississippi, HRC launched Project One America, a comprehensive campaign to dramatically expand LGBTQ+ equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas.
Opportunities for action vary from state to state, but our goal of equal rights for every LGBTQ+ person is the same everywhere. Check out these ways to volunteer in Mississippi.