HARTFORD, Conn. – Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is banning state-funded travel to Mississippi following passage of legislation in that state allowing businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a “religious freedom” bill that allows businesses to refuse to employ or rent to someone because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. It also allows medical professionals to refuse to participate in treatments, counseling, and surgery related to “sex reassignment or gender identity transitioning.”
“Government should be in the practice of eliminating discrimination — not embracing it,” Malloy said in a statement.
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