Judge Refuses Injunction to Block Mississippi Anti-LGBT Law
With this ruling there will be a window of legal discrimination in Mississippi until this unconstitutional law gets overturned.
A federal judge in Mississippi has allowed to stand a new state law that permits people to deny wedding services to same-sex couples based on religious objections.
U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves argued in his four-page order that since none of the lawsuit’s plaintiffs would be harmed by the law in the immediate future, a preliminary injunction would be inappropriate.
“Here, none of the plaintiffs are at imminent risk of injury,” Reeves wrote.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi said the measure, set to take effect on July 1, unconstitutionally discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.