​Corporations React to Mississippi Religious Freedom Law: Bad For Business

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​Corporations React to Mississippi Religious Freedom Law: Bad For Business

by Antonio Pasolini
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PayPal gave up on setting up a data center in NC in the wake of the passage of HB2 http://bit.ly/1SbDKkL via @Justmeans #CSR #humanrights

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 4:00pm

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The clip of comedian Ellen DeGeneres opening her TV show talking about the Religious Freedom bill known as H.B. 1523, which Mississippi governor recently sanctioned, has gone viral - and for a good reason, too. The new law basically allows denying services to people on the basis of sexual orientation without risking discrimination suits. DeGeneres rightly pointed out this is not a political issue, but a human rights issue. Societies should be moving forward with rights, not backwards.

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Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. Besides Just Means, he contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.

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