Back in 2016, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” into law. The bill, otherwise known as HB 1523, officially protects the belief that “marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.” It also protects the belief that “sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage” and the belief that “male (man) or female (woman) refer to an individual’s immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at time of birth.”
Unsurprisingly, the legislation subsequently enraged countless liberals. In response, they attempted to challenge the legislation in court through two different lawsuits. Just recently, however, their first attempt to have the law overturned officially came to an end. This is because, earlier this week, the Supreme Court formally refused to hear both cases, which means that the lower court’s decision in favor of the law stands.
Following the Supreme Court’s refusal to review the cases,…
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