A Look at the Mississippi Legislative Session 2016
by HRC .comJanuary 13, 2016
There was a celebratory mood at the Mississippi State Capitol last week as legislators and statewide elected officials took their oaths of office for the 2016 to 2019 legislative term. Yet while the feeling was festive and friendly at the moment, we are under no illusion regarding the real work that lies ahead.
The good news is that this year, a non-discrimination bill will be introduced. The Mississippi Civil Rights Act would ensure explicit legal protections in housing, employment and public accommodations for all people who are currently federally protected under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, while also including sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics. This bill would have huge ramifications for the thousands of LGBT Mississippians who are at risk of losing their job or their home simply because of who they are or whom they love.
In order to wage this fight in Mississippi, we need people from across our state who will stand up to those who threaten recent progress and to those who push for measures that give legal cover to discriminate against LGBT Mississippians.
HRC Mississippi is committed to joining others in our state in being voices for fairness and inclusion in this state we call home. Will you join us? Contact email@example.com if you can volunteer to help in Mississippi.
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