My anti Mississippi House Bill 1523 tweetstorm 4/5/16 (only edits: abbreviations, links now spelled out)
AGAIN state LAW targets not only queer people but ANYONE outside very narrow traditional Christianity! Probably you too. Read the bill
It’s not about “hate cake”! Medicine, employment, housing, vulnerable kids, all now in danger because of MS “freedom” law. Read the bill
- Attorney friend responded: Romer v Evans… the law will be toast. (Details on that precedent case here)
MS HB 1523 effective 7/1. We must PREVENT state’s OK on discrimination by individuals, businesses & orgs including hospitals, schools, shelters!
Sidenote: A friend commented essentially “why would anyone go to Mississippi?” so I replied: “I’m terribly worried for Missisippians living there. Not everyone can just leave a bad place. Mississippi has the highest percentage of families with gay parents in the US. It’s because of an intersection of all the social reasons that people have children too early, and because of why people stay closeted in their younger years. So queer folks stay closeted, have children, and come out eventually and there are now children to raise. This must be incredibly terrifying for all those gay parents. It’s heartbreaking. (Citation.)