Mississippi–HB 1523

Bill status: Signed by Governor Bryant on April 5, 2016; law blocked from going into effect by federal court on June 30, 2016; ruling reversed by US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on June 22, 2017; appeal denied on September 29, 2017; hearing denied by US Supreme Court on January 8, 2018

Bill type: Marriage (State FADA)

Read the text of the bill.


Americans United Supports Mississippians Fighting Discriminatory HB 1523 “Religious Freedom” Law

Blog Posts

Sanderson Farms And Other Companies Are Opposing Harmful Mississippi Law In Court

Americans United Joins The Fight In Court Against Mississippi's "Religious Freedom" Law

Mississippi Governor And Religious Right Group Fighting To Enforce "Religious Liberty" Law

Discrimination Defeated!: A Miss. Law That Used ‘Religious Freedom’ To Undermine Rights Is Struck Down

District Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Barring Mississippi's "Religious Liberty" Law

Federal Judge: Obergefell Will Be Enforced In Mississippi

Third Lawsuit Filed Against Mississippi's Governor Bryant Over "Religious Liberty" Law

President Obama Condemns Discriminatory Bills

U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Condemns "Religious Liberty" Bills

UK Foreign Office Issues Warnings To British Travelers About Anti-LGBT State Laws

Ninety-Five Mississippi Writers Sign Letter Opposing HB 1523

Musician Bryan Adams Cancels Mississippi Show Over Anti-LGBT Bill

Mississippi's "Religious Freedom" Bill Under Federal Review

Businesses A Powerful Force In The Fight Against "Religious Freedom" Bills

Jackson City Council Passes Resolution Condemning HB 1523

Mississippi's Anti-LGBT Law Draws Outrage Nationwide

Mississippi Governor Signs Overly Broad "Religious Liberty" Bill Into Law

Mississippi Senate Passes Sweeping "Religious Liberty" Bill

Bill That Allows For Discrimination Moves To Mississippi Senate Floor

Action Alerts

Ask Governor Bryant to veto HB 1523

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