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No Hate in our State Rally at Jones Park

Gulf Coast community members rallied through the rain today to oppose the recent signing of House Bill 1523. “No hate in our state” signs took over Jones Park as dozens of protesters stood side by side, saying the act is discriminatory against the LBGT community. Even though the crowd was covered in rain coats and […]
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Interview with No Hate in our State Rally Organizer Lea Campbell

“No hate in our state” chants are taking over Jones Park for a peaceful rally opposing the recent signing of the Religious Accommodations Act. News 25’s Laurene Callander has more.
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Wanting Bryant To Resign

The national LGBTQ task force is calling on Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi to resign saying his signing of House Bill 15-23 was immoral, and saying the law unduly infringes on basic human rights. In more back lash over the new law. This year’s New York City picnic celebrating Mississippi food and culture is canceled […]
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No Hate in our State Rally in Gulfport

In light of a rally supporting the Religious Accommodations Act tomorrow in Jackson, LGBT activists and allies want to make sure their voice is heard too. Gulfport resident and LGBT activist Charlotte Ferguson will host a public rally at Jones Park tomorrow at the Highway 90, Highway 49 intersection at 12 p.m.  The counter protest […]
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New Beers on the Coast

Beer enthusiasts now have three new tasty choices here on the Coast courtesy of Bell’s Brewery. The Michigan based brewery plans to open up seven new territories this year with Mississippi being the first. The company shipped out cases to distributors across the state at the beginning of this week. Tonight, the Hard Rock Café […]
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Uber may make a Return to Ocean Springs

The City of Ocean Springs is ready to welcome Uber and other ride sharing services with open arms after the signing of a new law by Governor Phil Bryant. The new law will regulate Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing services on a state-wide basis. Also required is a $5,000 yearly license fee and the […]
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Governor Bryant on HB 1523

House Bill 1523 has garnered intense backlash both inside and out of the state. The latest, this year’s New York City picnic celebrating Mississippi food and culture is cancelled over the bill. This would have been the 37th year for the event.  Governor Phil Bryant says the cancellation is disappointing. Earlier, the Governor spoke out […]
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Last Minute Effort to Repeal HB 1523

Some House members are working on a plan that seeks to overturn the passage of the Religious Accommodations Act. Democrat Jay Hughes of Oxford has announced the introduction of the Mississippi Economic and Tourism Recovery Act. He’s calling this an opportunity to repeal House Bill 1523, saying it’s needed to correct the “negative consequences on […]
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Local Authors Urge for Repeal of HB 1523

John Grisham and Donna Tartt are among 95 Mississippi authors urging state officials to repeal the law that will let workers cite religious beliefs to deny services to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. The writers said in a letter released Monday that House Bill 1523 has “prompted hateful rhetoric that poisons the political process.” […]
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Google and Mississippi Attorney General

An appeals court has ruled that Mississippi’s attorney general can resume an investigation of Google. Overturning a district judge’s ruling saying the company did not have to answer a subpoena by Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood says he’s trying to determine whether Google helps criminals by helping people find pirated music as well as illegal […]