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The Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, HB 1523, protects citizens, public servants, businesses, and religious institutions from government reprisal for operating publicly according to their belief that marriage is reserved for one man and one woman, that sexual activity is intended only for married couples, and that one’s biological sex cannot change. Bryant signed the overwhelmingly popular bill into law in April 2016, but a federal district court granted a request to block it shortly thereafter.
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US Supreme Court allows Mississippi to protect its citizens against govt coercion

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US Supreme Court allows Mississippi to protect its citizens against govt coercion

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to disturb a state law protecting Mississippians against government discrimination, leaving in place a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruling which concluded in June of last year that the law’s opponents didn’t demonstrate they have been or will be harmed by the law.

Jan 08, 2018 Read More

5th Circuit allows Mississippi anti-coercion law to go into effect

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5th Circuit allows Mississippi anti-coercion law to go into effect

ADF attorneys are co-counsel in defense of state’s Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act

Jun 22, 2017 Read More

ADF: Law protecting Mississippians against govt discrimination for marriage views should be upheld

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ADF: Law protecting Mississippians against govt discrimination for marriage views should be upheld

ADF Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot will be available for media interviews following oral arguments Monday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit concerning a Mississippi law that protects its citizens against government discrimination based on their view of marriage.

Mar 31, 2017 Read More

Mississippi governor weighs in for freedom, defends anti-coercion law

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Mississippi governor weighs in for freedom, defends anti-coercion law

ADF attorneys are co-counsel in defense of state’s Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act

Jan 17, 2017 Read More

Mississippi’s popular religious liberty law protects fundamental freedoms, should stand despite federal judge’s ruling

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Mississippi’s popular religious liberty law protects fundamental freedoms, should stand despite federal judge’s ruling

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek regarding a federal judge’s decision to strike down Mississippi’s popular religious liberty law.

Jul 01, 2016 Read More

Mississippi governor signs bill protecting citizens from govt discrimination

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Mississippi governor signs bill protecting citizens from govt discrimination

"Mississippians from all walks of life believe that the government shouldn’t punish someone because of their views on marriage."

Apr 05, 2016 Read More

Mississippians support new bill protecting citizens from govt discrimination

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Mississippians support new bill protecting citizens from govt discrimination

"Mississippians of all walks of life believe that the government shouldn’t punish someone because of their views on marriage."

Apr 01, 2016 Read More
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Court Title Date
U.S. Supreme Court
Brief in opposition to cert petition Nov 13 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
Petition for writ of certiorari Oct 10 2017
Appellate Court
5th Circuit opinion Jun 22 2017
Appellate Court
Appellants' reply brief Jan 13 2017
Appellate Court
Appellants' opening brief Oct 26 2016
Trial Court
Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant - Reply brief in support of the motion to stay preliminary injunction pending appeal Jul 28 2016
Appellate Court
Barber v. Bryant - Response in opposition to motion to stay preliminary injunction pending appeal (5th Circuit) Jul 25 2016
Appellate Court
CFSE v. Bryant - Response in opposition to motion to stay preliminary injunction pending appeal (5th Circuit) Jul 25 2016
Trial Court
Barber v. Bryant - Response of plaintiffs to motion for stay pending appeal (district court) Jul 21 2016
Trial Court
Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant - Response of plaintiffs to motion for stay pending appeal (district court) Jul 20 2016
Appellate Court
CFSE v. Bryant - Executive director of MDHR's motion to stay preliminary injunction pending appeal and motion for expedited consideration Jul 13 2016
Appellate Court
Barber v. Bryant - Motion to stay preliminary injunction pending appeal and motion for expedited consideration Jul 11 2016
Trial Court
CFSE v. Bryant - Governor's motion to stay preliminary injunction pending appeal and motion for expedited consideration Jul 11 2016
Trial Court
Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant - Executive director of MDHR's motion to stay preliminary injunction pending appeal Jul 08 2016
Trial Court
Barber v. Bryant - Motion for and brief in support of stay pending appeal Jul 07 2016
Trial Court
Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant - Governor's motion for and brief in support of stay pending appeal Jul 07 2016
Trial Court
Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant - Preliminary injunction opinion and order Jun 30 2016
Trial Court
Barber v. Bryant - Preliminary injunction opinion and order Jun 30 2016
Trial Court
Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant - Complaint Jun 10 2016
Trial Court
Barber v. Bryant - Complaint Jun 03 2016

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