Supreme Court Refused To Block Mississippi's Discriminatory Religious Freedom Law

Supreme Court Refused To Block Mississippi's Discriminatory Religious Freedom Law

Supreme Court Refused To Block Mississippi's Discriminatory Religious Freedom Law

"Those who haven't been and won't be harmed by this law shouldn't be allowed to restrict freedom for others by ensuring dissenters are left open to the government discrimination that has already occurred in states without protective laws like this one". He explained that the court's verdict banning gay sex is not in accordance with "evolving legal jurisprudence".

A demonstrator protests ahead of oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., December 5, 2017. Law copes with life and accordingly change takes place.

The plea seeking decriminalisation of homosexuality or gay sex between two consenting adults was referred to a larger bench by the apex court on Monday.

In fact, in MS, women can now be fired for wearing trousers, or having premarital sex, under the sweeping new "religious freedom" law created to allow discrimination against LGBT people. Later, the Supreme Court overturned the decision in 2012.

". We are pleased that the Supreme Court declined to take up these baseless challenges, which misrepresented the law's sole goal of ensuring that Mississippians don't live in fear of losing their careers or their businesses simply for affirming marriage as a husband-wife union", stated Theriot. "We would have to go back and start over again when we are able to articulate and show the particular ways this law is hurting people".

The law promises that the state government will not punish people who refuse to provide services to people because of a religious opposition to same-sex marriage, extramarital sex or transgender people.

The BJP also said it welcomes the decision. As NPR's Camila Domonoske has reported, "many of these forms of discrimination against gay and trans people are now legal in MS, and in many other states".

Despite this setback for LGBTQ supporters, there are still many legal challenges waiting for the religious freedom law. "The Golden Eagles were set to pay three home games in February against Stony Brook university in Long Island, New York, but all non-essential state travel to MS was banned by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo because of HB 1523". Some high-profile Bollywood films have dealt with gay issues. The Masterpiece Cakeshop case is centered on whether a baker morally opposed to same-sex marriage can decline to make cakes for same-sex weddings.

A decision in that case is expected in June.

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