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US Governor Signs Bill Permitting Service Denial to Gays

The governor of Mississippi signed a controversial law Tuesday that permits employers and businesses opposed to same-sex unions on religious grounds to refuse service to such couples. Republican Governor Phil Bryant signed the law despite opposition from human rights groups, gay-rights activists and some businesses that see the legislation as discriminatory. Several hundred protesters chanting "no hate in our state" rallied outside the governor's mansion in the capital, but...

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