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SC agrees to revisit order banning gay sex

09 January 2018

"We hope that the Supreme Court will reverse its own unfortunate judgment earlier", Brinda Karat told the English daily.

The cases are Barber v. Bryant, 17-547, and Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant, 17-642.

"Those who haven't been and won't be harmed by this law shouldn't be allowed to restrict freedom for others by ensuring dissenters are left open to the government discrimination that has already occurred in states without protective laws like this one". The law lists numerous actions that people with these beliefs can take without facing legal action.

The SC also issued a notice to the Centre seeking response on a writ petition filed by five members of LGBT community, who say they live in fear of Police due to their natural sexual preferences.

The Mississippi Legislature passed House Bill 1523, with Gov. Phil Bryant's endorsement, after the high court legalized same-sex marriage in June 2015.

Opponents say the law could lead to discrimination against those who support same-sex marriage.

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Among other things, the measure lets businesses refuse to provide marriage-related services to same-sex couples and allows judges, magistrates and justices of the peace to refuse to perform same-sex weddings. It could affect adoptions and foster care, business practices and school bathroom policies. Later, the Supreme Court overturned the decision in 2012.

At first, the incoming law was blocked by a federal judge in MS back in 2016, the same year the law was signed, but the 5 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned that. The Texas ruling only concerned whether the lawsuit can move forward, and was not a decision on the merits of the controversy.

Gay rights groups promised to continue their efforts against the deplorable legislation. The plaintiff in that case, Jameka Evans, sued her former employer, claiming that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees.

"As I have said from the beginning, this law was democratically enacted and is perfectly constitutional". The Masterpiece Cakeshop case is centered on whether a baker morally opposed to same-sex marriage can decline to make cakes for same-sex weddings.

The Mississippi fight in some ways represented the flip side of a Colorado case the high court is now considering; the question in that instance is whether the state can require a baker who sells wedding cakes to make one for a same-sex couple's wedding.

SC agrees to revisit order banning gay sex