House Bill 1523 : The Rights Of Those Who Are Religious Rights

1066 Words Apr 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant recent signed House Bill 1523, a bill stating that allows churches, religious charities and privately held businesses to decline services to people whose lifestyles violate their religious beliefs. The bill also includes individual government employees, however the government itself must still provide said services. This bill was founded in order to protect the rights of those who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, that sexual relations should only take place inside said marriages, and that male and female genders are unchangeable. House Bill 1523 does not infringe the constitutional rights of anyone and helps protect those who are religious and believe in traditional biblical values. House Bill 1523 was created on the belief that privately owned businesses as well as religious institutions should absolutely have the right to turn away and deny service to those whose lifestyles they do not agree with. This is not such a crazy idea if one were to think about it. If one owned a bakery and were very religious and a gay couple came into their business and wanted a cake celebrating an anniversary why should the baker have to serve them if their lifestyle goes against what they believe is the correct way to live? However, due to the controversy of this bill the legislation and the governor himself immediately found himself under attack by the LGBT community and their supporters claiming that the bill does absolutely…

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