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Mississippi seeks to protect restaurant industry image

State restaurant association creates “Welcome” campaign amid anti-LGBT fears

The Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association is creating an “Everyone’s Welcome Here” campaign to counter the negative fallout from a new law that opponents say would allow restaurant operators to deny service to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender patrons.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed HB 1523, the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act,” sayi

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