Mississippi creates law aimed at religious liberty, Georgia bill gets veto

As several southern states weighed bills on religious liberty, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed one that allows businesses to refuse service to LGBT customers based on religious convictions, while Georgia governor Nathan Deal vetoed a similar bill, saying the measure proposed to fix a problem that didn’t exist. 

After signing the bill on April 5, Gov. Bryant stated, “This bill merely reinforces the rights which currently exist to the exercise of religious freedom as stated in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

The law also gives government em­ployees the right to refuse services based on their religious beliefs.