Bass says Senate bill out of sync with Mississippi values

Lance Bass (Photo source: ABC)
Lance Bass (Photo source: ABC)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Former 'N Sync member and Mississippi native Lance Bass is joining the growing chorus of people speaking out against Mississippi Senate Bill 2681. Some worry the bill would essentially give businesses and government officials license to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The openly gay singer says the bill doesn't represent the Mississippi he knew growing up.

In an email being circulated to Human Rights Campaign (HRC) members and supporters, Bass writes, "It doesn't represent the folks I went to church with every Sunday with my parents and my sister. And it certainly doesn't reflect the Golden Rule I learned about sitting in those pews – a simple moral code that says we should treat others the way we would want to be treated ourselves."

Read the entire letter here:

The Mississippi House of Representatives Civil Subcommittee has already voted to strike a key provision from the so-called "religious freedom" bill. According to the Mississippi Business Journal, that action was taken late Wednesday.

Thursday, that new version of the bill will be considered by the House Judiciary Committee B.

Read the entire bill, as passed by the Senate:

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