ACLU sues to block Mississippi law that allows denying services to gays

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Posted: May 09, 2016 11:34 AM

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday said it filed a lawsuit in federal court to block a Mississippi law allowing people with religious objections to deny services to gay and transgender people.

The law is due to take effect in July. The ACLU said the measure is discriminatory and contradicts the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last year that legalized same-sex marriage.

(Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)