Mississippi governor asks court to uphold law on LGBT rights

Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is asking a federal appeals court to uphold a state law letting merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves blocked the law before it was to take effect July 1, ruling that it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for LGBT people.

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10/31/16