Courtesy of Associated Press

Better known as the “Religious Accommodations Act” HB1523 was postponed only momentarily until going into law in October of 2017. It was originally signed by the Governor in 2016, but was blocked by several appeals.

According to the Associated Press, today the U.S. Supreme Court has said they will not get involved in the fight over the legality of the law.

HB1523 essentially allows government workers and businesses to refuse service to LGBT individuals while claiming their own religious beliefs to do so. For instance, a county clerk would be allowed to only sign marriage lie



Those for it say the law protects businesses from forced service that go against their religious bent, while those against it claim it is discriminatory to those who support same-sex marriage. The law protects the belief that marriage is between a man and woman, that sex should only occur within marriage and that a person’s gender is determined at birth.