HB 1523 opponents growing in number

Two days before the Christian holiday, 70 groups and individuals were included in motions filed in federal court offering additional reasons why House Bill 1523, a law Bryant has chosen to defend, should be struck down. HB 1523, or the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act,” legalizes discrimination against the LGBTQ community, opponents of the law claim.

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is gearing up to hear arguments on HB 1523 after U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled the law unconstitutional in June. On Dec. 23, various attorneys filed six amicus briefs in the appellant court representing a total of 70 people or groups with a strong interest in the case.

Clarion Ledger
12/26/16