On June 22, a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way for anti-LGBTQ H.B. 1523 to become law in Mississippi, making it the worst anti-LGBTQ state law in the U.S. The law, deceptively titled the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act," enables almost any individual or organization to use religion as a justification to discriminate against LGBTQ Mississippians at work, at school and in their communities. Read more about this deeply discriminatory bill here.
HRC's #LoveYourNeighbor campaign is a storytelling project focused on sharing the stories of LGBTQ people and allies in Tupelo, Mississippi. The project was funded by a grant from Toyota, which has a manufacturing plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi, just outside of Tupelo. Watch the videos and read the stories at hrc.im/LoveYourNeighbor.
The existing patchwork of legal protections for LGBTQ people in the United States leaves millions subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination. That’s why the Human Rights Campaign is continuing the fight on the local, state and federal levels for full LGBTQ equality.
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 and Arkansas.
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Are you a faith leader in Mississippi? Pledge to make your community and congregation a more inclusive space for LGBTQ people by clicking here!
All God’s Children is a public education and engagement campaign that aims to strengthen the foundation of public support for LGBTQ Mississippians, aid in the passage of pro-equality legislation, and bolster efforts to win marriage equality for Mississippi’s LGBTQ couples.