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Millsaps College Releases Statement on House Bill 1523, Entitled “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Discrimination Act"

by Web on March 23, 2016

True to our rich heritage with the United Methodist Church and long tradition of advocacy for human rights, at Millsaps College we believe that protecting religious freedom and advancing social equality need not conflict. We strongly support any effort to eliminate discrimination in our State and in the larger society, and we hope that, if passed by the Legislature, the future interpretation and practice of House Bill 1523 will comply with federal nondiscrimination laws and will not be used as an excuse to withhold legal protection, hospitality, or human compassion from any Mississippian, regardless of race, creed, religion, or sexual orientation.