North Carolina and Mississippi's controversial new laws affecting LGBT rights are already threatening to cost the U.S. states millions in lost business and tourism. Popular: Guns in America | Sanders Demands Clinton Apologize | Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed the state's religious freedom bill Tuesday, according to a statement tweeted to his account. Watchdog groups have decried the bill as discriminatory against the LGBT community, while proponents say it's intended only to protect those with strongly held religious beliefs. Bryant said he signed the law "to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government."
is a collection of country and region web sites providing local news and information to a worldwide audience.
Use InsideWorld’s headlines available on this site to access the latest stories. Or sign up today.