Finally a #Constitutional
ruling: A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a #Mississippi
law that protects the #ReligiousFreedom
of those who believe that #Marriage
is the union of one man and one woman, and that #Gender is
determined at birth.
The 5th U.S. #CircuitCourt
not only reversed an injunction imposed by a lower court – preventing the implementation of the #ProtectingFreedomOfConscienceFromGovernmentDiscriminationAct
– it went further and simply dismissed the case.
The ruling found that the individuals and #Homosexual
advocacy organizations who challenged the law didn’t have standing to bring their claims.
are part of the legal team representing #GovPhilBryant
in the lawsuits, Barber v. Bryant and Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant.
ADF Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot reacted to the ruling. “Good laws like Mississippi’s protect freedom and harm no one. The court did the right thing in finding that those who have challenged this law haven’t been harmed and, therefore, can’t try to take the law down,” he said.
Theriot explained that the sole purpose of the law is “to ensure that Mississippians don’t live in fear of losing their careers or their businesses simply for affirming marriage as a husband-wife union.” “Those who filed suit have not and will not be harmed but want to restrict freedom and impose their beliefs on others by ensuring dissenters are left open to the government discrimination that has already occurred in states without protective laws like this one,” he said. Read more: wnd.com #Christians #1A