Lance Bass, the former NSYNC pop star, joined Faith In America to speak out against Mississippi’s anti-LGBT bill (HB 1523), which would allow individuals to deny LGBT persons services, housing, and even employment. Our statement was recently featured on Billboard (magazine).
“I’m disappointed in my home state of Mississippi for allowing this awful piece of legislation to hit the Senate floor. This is nothing more than religious homophobia as legislation,” Bass wrote in a press release for Faith in America. “Earlier this year, Mississippi lost Mercedes Williams, a 17-year-old trans girl murdered because she was trans. What is Mississippi’s Senate doing to protect the trans community? Instead of serving all of their constituents, Mississippi is prioritizing the sensitivities of the religious ‘wrong’ over the lives of LGBT people. I know Mississippi’s community is better than this. It is imperative that Governor Phil Bryant vetoes this bill immediately.”
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