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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Magnolia State.

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This Week in Nondiscrimination: History Made in VT and Steps Forward in PA & MS

By Shane Stahl • August 18, 2018, 12:34 am Read the most important news in nondiscrimination for the week of August 12.

Mississippi Entrepreneur Offers Gifts With ‘A Common Thread of Love’

April 30, 2018, 3:18 pm CeCe Garrett, a small business owner and entrepreneur from Mississippi, explains why she carries LGBTQ-supportive offerings in her shop, and how her faith and business sense have led her to be a fiercely supportive ally.
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Local Steps Forward: Momentum for LGBTQ Equal Treatment Nationwide Builds in Cities & Towns This Spring

By Shane Stahl • April 12, 2018, 2:04 pm A roundup of steps taken toward LGBTQ equal treatment in cities, towns, and municipalities during the month of March, 2018.
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SCOTUS Denies Review in Cases Challenging Mississippi’s Anti-LGBTQ Law

January 8, 2018, 9:56 am Today the United States Supreme Court denied review in two cases, Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant and Bryant v. Barber, both challenging Mississippi’s HB 1523 passed in April 2016 and effective in October 2017.
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Supreme Court Denies Review in Cases Challenging Anti-LGBTQ Mississippi Law

By Shane Stahl • January 8, 2018, 9:44 am With HB 1523 still in effect, LGBTQ Mississippians and their families are hurting every day, denied the necessary protections to make them feel safe and welcome in the Magnolia State. However, this is not the end of the line.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Legislative Sessions Begin in Many States, with LGBTQ Advancement on the Horizon

By Shane Stahl • January 6, 2018, 1:31 pm With the 2018 legislative session already underway, it’s essential to keep track of all relevant LGBTQ and non-discrimination bills, legislation, and executive actions happening across the country at the state level.
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Mississippi Baseball Team Loses Out on Series Due to Anti-LGBTQ Law, HB 1523

By Shane Stahl • January 5, 2018, 4:00 pm The University of Southern Mississippi (USM)  has lost three games in an upcoming series due to the state’s discriminatory, anti-LGBTQ Religious Liberty Accommodations Act, also known as HB 1523.

Transgender Mississippi Woman Advocates in the Face of Discrimination

January 3, 2018, 10:18 am Malaysia Walker shares her story as a transgender woman of color living in Mississippi, and how her work with the ACLU helps educate communities at large.

Mississippi Architect: Why Discrimination is Bad for Business

November 3, 2017, 6:50 pm Though Jeff thinks it’s important to draw upon his expertise if a client is making a bad decision about a building project, he explained that “in no way, shape, or form would I ever consider (nor do I think anyone should consider) telling people they’re living a certain way or the wrong way.
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Advocates Stand with LGBTQ Mississippians as Nation’s Most Extreme Anti-LGBTQ Law Takes Effect

By Adam Polaski • October 10, 2017, 12:40 pm House Bill 1523, the nation’s most extreme anti-LGBTQ law, is now in effect across Mississippi. The measure went into effect after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ dismissed a lower federal court ruling striking down the law as unconstitutional.
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With Denial of Rehearing, Nation’s Most Anti-LGBTQ Law Set to Take Effect Friday in Mississippi

By Adam Polaski • October 2, 2017, 9:58 am "HB 1523 is a reckless law that discriminates against and hurts the LGBT community. We have fought this from day one and will continue to do so with every tool available to us."
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5th Circuit Court of Appeals Dismisses HB1523 Case Despite Deep Harms to Mississippi LGBT Community

By Adam Polaski • June 22, 2017, 12:06 pm The three-judge panel today found that the plaintiffs in the case lack legal standing to officially challenge the law and that the lower court ruling, a stunning and powerful rebuke to anti-LGBT religious exemptions, should be reversed and the case dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.
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What You Need to Know About Mississippi’s HB1523, Considered by 5th Circuit Today

By Adam Polaski • April 3, 2017, 12:57 pm On April 3rd, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Fifth Court of Appeals in Lubbock, Texas will hear arguments on Mississippi’s HB 1523, the nation’s most sweeping anti-LGBT religious exemption law.
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LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.
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Advocates for Transgender Equality Gather at Massachusetts Statehouse for Celebratory ‘Citizens Signing’

By Megan Clayton • July 13, 2016, 6:21 pm More than 100 advocates for comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination protections gathered on the Massachusetts Statehouse steps Monday morning for the Citizens Signing of #TransBillMA, which updates the state’s public accommodation law to prohibit gender identity discrimination.