MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - The Religious Accommodation Act that was signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant has drawn national attention.
The law allows private businesses to refuse service to the LGBTQ community based off of their religious background and beliefs.
Ellen DeGeneres, an LGBTQ and Human Rights advocate, used comedy to express her feelings on the new law.
DeGeneres, who grew up in Louisiana, reflected on her time spent as a kid in Mississippi. However, the monologue goes on to address her feelings on the state's new law.
"This issue is very personal to me, I am disappointed," DeGeneres said. "That is the definition of discrimination."
While the monologue has moments of comedic relief, DeGeneres makes a plea to the LGBTQ community in both Mississippi and North Carolina.
"If you are in Mississippi or North Carolina, and are saddened by the fact that people are judging you based on who you love, don't lose hope."
You can watch the entire monologue here.