Travis Weber

Travis Weber at the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council writes: “Mississippi Protects Freedom to Believe.” That is conservative Christian make-believe. According to Weber (who is an attorney):

HB 1523 is simple: it prevents the government from telling individuals and entities they are excluded from working with the government and can’t receive the same treatment everyone else receives simply because they still believe marriage is between a man and a woman. In essence, it prevents government discrimination against private citizens.

Weber is right about one thing; HB 1523 is simple. It allows individuals and businesses to discriminate against LGBT citizens and precludes any political subdivision from enacting a nondiscrimination ordinance. It doesn’t “prevent discrimination” — It fosters discrimination.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.