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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.

Mississippi’s law is among similar measures being passed around the country in response to last summer’s Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

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