HB 1523 Opponents Express Fears Should Law Take Effect

Jocelyn Pritchett says she and her wife are leaving Mississippi. She testified before U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves they are careful where they go and concerned about their children’s safety. Pritchett says Ku Klux Klan flyers mentioning homosexuals have showed up in communities. She also said the child of another same sex married couple was mistreated at school.

“The teacher went around the room and asked each of the other little children in the room if they had a mother and a father and they said that they did. And so they told this little girl that her parents were liars because they were not married,” said Pritchett.

Pritchett is one of four witnesses hoping to stop HB1523 from taking effect July 1st. Judge Reeves is hearing lawsuits filed by Campaign for Southern Equality and Mississippi Center for Justice. They contend the law is unconstitutional.