Following the implementation of the law late last month, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has faced a backlash from the business community and the entertainment industry. Last week, Sharon Stone cancelled a film shoot in the state.
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) April 20, 2016
A statement on the HRC website reads:
“On April 5, 2016, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law H.B. 1523, ‘The Religious Liberty Accommodations Act,’ which would allow individuals, religious organizations and private associations to use religion to discriminate against LGBT Mississippians in some of the most important aspects of their lives, including at work, at schools, and in their communities. Take a stand and join HRC at the Rally to Repeal H.B. 1523 on Sunday, May 1 in Jackson, Mississippi.”