by Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove (D)
This law will have a profound economic impact on existing Mississippi businesses, however.
This is a state law, but it is an international issue. The U.S Navy recently moved a ship commissioning of the USS Portland from Pascagoula after the mayor of Portland refused to travel to Mississippi for the ceremony. Minnesota, New York, Washington and Vermont — have banned non-essential travel for state employees to Mississippi. There were more than 20 films made in Mississippi last year. Two projects have already cancelled plans to shoot there this year.
Here’s the Navy disputing this claim two weeks ago – April 12, 2016: Navy says Mississippi LGBT law did not affect ceremony location