Three States Ban Travel to Mississippi


In Mississippi, all citizens are protected under the newly signed HB1523, legislation that was written to protect the First Amendment rights of all people and protect those who hold deeply held religious convictions.  Yet the governors of multiple states are condemning the Mississippi law as discriminatory against the LGBT community.

The Mississippi law allows people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and permits employers to use religious beliefs as justification in determining workplace policies, such as dress code, grooming and bathroom and locker access.

As a way to punish Mississippi, “Vermont, Washington state and New York‘s governors all banned official state-funded or sponsored travel to Mississippi on Tuesday. The District of Columbia is considering a similar measure.”

According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York, “This Mississippi law is a sad, hateful injustice against the LGBT community, and I will not allow any non-essential official travel to that state until it is repealed.  Discrimination is not a New York value. We believe our diversity is our greatest strength, and we will continue to reject the politics of division and exclusion.”

The discrimination of 99.7% of the rest of America is acceptable to left-wing activist law makers, as long as the LGBT crowd is happy.

Vermont, Washington state and New York‘s governors all banned official state-funded or sponsored travel to Mississippi on Tuesday. The District of Columbia is considering a similar measure.

“Discrimination is not a New York value. We believe our diversity is our greatest strength, and we will continue to reject the politics of division and exclusion,” said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in a statement.  “This Mississippi law is a sad, hateful injustice against the LGBT community, and I will not allow any non-essential official travel to that state until it is repealed.”

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said his state’s ban will remain as long as Mississippi’s law exists “in its current form.”

The Mississippi law allows people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and permits employers to use religious beliefs as justification in determining workplace policies, such as dress code, grooming and bathroom and locker access.

“Big brother government now believes that banning travel to another state is justified and American, explains Truth and Action.”  As more states take a stand for the rights of all, which steps on the toes of those who coddle the LGBT community, our nation will splinter on state lines.  Governors and mayors who believe that they can tell their constituents where they can travel, miss the fact that they are restricting personal rights.

I have signed House Bill 1523. Full statement:

Source: Huff Post   Truth and Action



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