CNN and Fox's failure to cover the Mississippi law is the latest reminder of the media's short attention span. Mere weeks after key Fox
personalities condemned the Arizona bill, many of those same personalities went right back to defending anti-gay discrimination this week, after the
U.S. Supreme Court refused to reconsider a New Mexico Supreme Court ruling that a photographer had violated the state's non-discrimination law by
refusing to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony.
CNN, meanwhile, continues its hours upon hours of obsessive speculation over the missing Malaysian jetliner.
As Mississippi wages war on LGBT citizens' basic rights, two of the nation's leading news outlets apparently have nothing better to offer than
Said Harris-Perry in her video message:
It’s not like the people of Mississippi are under the thumb of onerous state laws that protect LGBT people. Same-sex marriage is banned in
Mississippi by constitutional amendment. You can’t even have a wedding for a vendor can refuse to work!
And you can already be discriminated against for your sexual orientation in Mississippi. You can be fired or not hired just for being gay. You can be
denied housing. So, governor, what you did was make it even easier than it already was to discriminate against LGBT Mississippians. To deny them
services available to everyone else. Basically, you gave bigots yet another avenue to dehumanize their LGBT neighbors.
I am not gay, nor have I ever been bisexual, but I have had several gay/lesbian friends throughout my life who I have come to know and love very much.
One such friend decided to commit suicide Dec. 24th, 2013 because of the personal persecution his family directed toward him, mainly his father.
I am upset by this. . . deny food, jobs, housing? Really? In this day and age. Did they not learn anything from the years of persecution other
minority groups faced in there states history. And as for CNN and the other big MSM sites, was this not important enough. Did the ratings from the
recent events in Arizona not show an interest in this topic anymore?
I just wanted to throw this out to the masses here. It is a small story affecting a large group of people. I have come to respect the opinions of many
of you here at ATS. I don't know if this is important to you all, but I believe in a world where we are all equal.
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It doesnt really say anything. Just that Miss will abide by some federal law of the same name from the 90's and all the state offices have to use
stationary with a certain symbol on it.
From the POV of a "discriminated class" I'd think having your enemies be open about their ways would be nothing but beneficial.
Just look what happened to the very short-lived CEO of Mozilla a couple of weeks ago and all he did was donate some cash.
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thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)
What exactly is the wording of the law? If it's outright discriminatory and allows anyone to deny a service of any kind to anyone they dislike, that
ain't right on a multitude of levels.
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Hey now, avoid beaches and pools then, people ogle each other all the time, straight or gay. I've admired more than a few rockin' bods of other women
myself, and I'm straight as an arrow. If you look good, you look good, don't knock it.
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