Annual celebration canceled over controversial MS law

Annual celebration canceled over controversial MS law

ATLANTA (WLOX) - There is more fallout from the signing of House Bill 1523, Mississippi's Religious Accommodations Act.

Just one week after the cancellation of the New York-Mississippi Society's annual picnic in Central Park, the Mississippi Society of Georgia is calling off its upcoming celebration, scheduled to take place in June.

The group said due to the ongoing controversy over the new law, the 2016 Mississippi Weekend in Atlanta has been suspended. They hope to resume the event next year.

The Mississippi Society of Georgia released the following statement:

In light of the surrounding controversy and circumstances with passage of the recent Mississippi legislation, the Mississippi Society of Georgia announces with great regret the suspension of the 2016 Mississippi Weekend in Atlanta. 

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