Conservative Leader Praises Mississippi Law

Jackson, Miss.
The leader of a national conservative group is praising Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for “extraordinary courage” in signing a law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people.

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, a former Republican U.S. senator from South Carolina, hailed his fellow Republican Wednesday. DeMint wrote that “to protect religious liberty in his state, he stood up against corporate bullies and leftist pressure groups.”