USA, Mississippi: “Right to Discriminate” Bill Watered Down Again By House

Written by scott on March 13th, 2014

Mississippi MapAfter the Senate passed a watered-down Right to Discriminate bill that removed provisions allowing businesses and individuals to discriminate, the House went even further.

The Dallas Voice reports:

The Mississippi House voted 80 to 37 Wednesday evening to approve a dramatically altered “religious freedom” bill that simply calls for a joint House-Senate Judiciary committee to prepare a report “regarding proposed legislation that protects the religious freedoms of the citizens of the State of Mississippi.” The report is due Dec. 31. The amended bill averted a vote on the bill originally sent to the House floor that would have allowed a person to discriminate against others by asserting he or she has a religious motivation for doing so. The Mississippi Senate had already passed a religious bias bill that went even further than the House version. Now, the House and Senate conference committee must reconcile the two very different bills.

So is the bill dead? Watch this space.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Clay says:

    There is a mistake. A House committee is who supposedly removed some of the provisions allowing businesses and individuals to discriminate, not the Senate. Then, when it was brought to the House floor, THAT is where the extra “water” was added.

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