Lance Bass is speaking out against a new so-called “religious liberty” bill in Mississippi that would allow discrimination against LGBT individuals; similar laws have been presented in Georgia and North Carolina.
“I’m disappointed in my home state of Mississippi for allowing this awful piece of legislation to hit the Senate floor. This is nothing more than religious homophobia as legislation,” Bass wrote in a press release for Faith in America. “Earlier this year, Mississippi lost Mercedes Williams, a 17-year-old trans girl murdered because she was trans. What is Mississippi’s Senate doing to protect the trans community? Instead of serving all of their constituents, Mississippi is prioritizing the sensitivities of the religious ‘wrong’ over the lives of LGBT people. I know Mississippi’s community is better than this. It is imperative that Governor Phil Bryant vetoes this bill immediately.”
Faith in America was established in 2006 and is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to end centuries of using religious teachings to justify marginalizing and discriminating against others, per their website.
— Eliel Cruz (@elielcruz) April 4, 2016