Mississippi Gov. Signs Religious Freedom Bill

North Carolina is not alone several states are now banning nonessential state-funded travel to Mississippi.

It comes after that state’s Governor signed a “Religious Freedom Bill” into law.

Several groups protested the decision today.

The law will allow businesses and religious groups to deny the LGBT community certain services such as counseling, wedding planning and adoption support.

Governor Phil Bryant defended the new law after signing it.

“If a baker or a photographer says ‘my deeply-held religious view is that I cannot participate in a religious ceremony like a wedding,’ the state cannot fine you, we cannot take your license away from you, we couldn’t end any contracts.”

A similar bill was recently vetoed by Georgia’s Governor — who is also a Republican.