Good news for this Independence Day weekend. A judge has blocked Mississippi's horrendously anti-LGBT law that would allow discrimination based on "sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions" disagreeing with same-sex marriage, transgender identity and premarital sex.
The law was set to go into effect July 1, and which would have inevitably led to a shitload of lawsuits, has thankfully been blocked by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves (pictured above). In his 60-page ruling, Judge Reeves said the law "'violates both the guarantee of religious neutrality and the promise of equal protection of the laws' by granting privileges to people who hold certain religious beliefs."
Of course, this isn't going down with a fight, as Mississippi's governor Phil Bryant has promised an "aggressive appeal." But for now at least, common decency and goddamn common sense has prevailed.