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Gov. Phil Bryant reacts to religious freedom lawsuit

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Gov. Phil Bryant reacted to new legal challenges facing Mississippi's Religious Freedom Law. 

The American Civil Liberty Union filed a lawsuit in May that argues the law will discriminate against LGBT people and violates the 2015 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. The law will go into effect on July 1, and Bryant said the lawsuit won't change the law.

“The Democratic Party is now joined with many of their liberal friends and organizations to begin to sue the peoples representatives and the Mississippi legislature in the governor’s office and to try and change what they can't change in the ballot box,” Bryant said.

Bryant says these types of lawsuits are a reoccurring theme in the Democratic Party.

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