Scotus Declines Mississippi Religious Freedom Law
SUPREME COURT WON'T TAKE UP MISSISSIPPI RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LAW
(CNN) – The Supreme Court has declined to hear arguments in a case challenging a Mississippi religious freedom law.
The law permits some businesses and government employees to cite religious beliefs in refusing to recognize same-sex marriages.
Critics say it allows discrimination against the LGBT community.
However, there are provisions within the law requiring that valid marriage licenses be authorized even if one individual clerk recuses him or herself.
Monday’s decision by the high court follows a lower court’s dismissal of the case.
The Lower Court held that the plaintiff’s hadn’t yet been denied service.