Robin Roberts releases statement on Mississippi's Religious Accommodation Act

Robin Roberts releases statement on Mississippi's Religious Accommodation Act

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Mississippi native and broadcast journalist Robin Roberts released a personal statement on Friday about Mississippi's Religious Accommodation Act.

Roberts, who is openly gay, is featured on the cover of the 2016 Mississippi Tourism Association's 2016 tourism guide.

My father, Colonel Lawrence Roberts, was assigned to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi in 1969. During his military career we lived in many states and countries. When Dad retired from the Air Force in 1975, we chose to stay in Mississippi. We fell in love with the Magnolia State for many reasons.