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Cong. Thompson asks U.S. Attorney General to sue Mississippi over HB 1523

Mississippi Congressman Bennie G. Thompson released says he's sent a letter to United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch, asking her to file a lawsuit to declare Mississippi House Bill No. 1523 unconstitutional.

Thompson called the bill overreaching, unconstitutional and blatantly discriminatory.

“The discriminatory bill that the governor signed into law yesterday places a dark cloud over the State of Mississippi and will harm the state in business, industry, academics and reputation," said Thompson. "I implore the Attorney General and the Department of Justice to act swiftly on my request and work to make sure justice and equality prevail.” 

Governor Phil Bryant signed HB 1535 into law Tuesday morning.

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