How does Mississippi’s controversial bill compare to North Carolina’s?

“They required that every public agency had to adopt a gender specific bathroom or changing facility,” said Representative Andy Gipson-R. “That language is not in the Mississippi law.”

Representative Gipson started studying the Department of Justice letter Wednesday night. He says it’s important to note that comparing North Carolina’s controversial law to House Bill 1523 isn’t apples to apples.

“The Mississippi bill doesn’t mandate that anybody do anything,” added Gipson. “It simply protects people who make decisions based on their convictions.”…

…”And because there’s no mandate in our bill I wouldn’t expect to receive a letter like this.”

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5/5/16