Biloxi woman plans protest of House Bill 1523

Biloxi woman plans protest of House Bill 1523

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A Biloxi woman is planning to protest the Religious Accommodations Act, the new Mississippi law that opponents say legalizes discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Susan Guice said she believes the legislation discriminates against the LGBT community.

She hopes that by protesting, she'll send a message to people in the Magnolia State and across the country that not everyone agrees with the law.

Guice created signs that read, "No Hate in Our State" and "Biloxi is For Everyone."

"If I allow a majority or even a minority of people to abuse other human beings, then what kind of example am I as a parent? It's just not right," said Guice. "And so I think it's our job to just stand up, put our faces out, and say this is not right, this needs to be stopped."

The public is invited to attend the protest at the Biloxi Lighthouse Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

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