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By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press

ACLU sues Mississippi over ‘religious rights’ law

JACKSON, Miss. — The American Civil Liberties Union and a gay couple are suing the state of Mississippi over a law to allow workers to cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage as a reason to deny people services.

House Bill 1523 , passed by the Republican-majority Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Phil Bryant, is set to become law July 1.