Senator Chris McDaniel releases statement supporting HB 1523

Senator Chris McDaniel releases statement supporting HB 1523

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Senator Chris McDaniel took to Facebook to show his support for HB 1523.

The law allows private businesses to refuse service to the LGBT community based off of their religious background and beliefs.

McDaniel's statement read:

HB 1523 doesn't prohibit, impede or delay homosexual marriage. Nor does it empower state-sponsored discrimination against anyone seeking to exercise the new right. It merely demands the government remain neutral out of respect for the conflicting rights involved.

The law will go into effect July 1.