Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed an executive order Wednesday that bans what he called "gay colors" to be worn by boys in public elementary and secondary schools in the state. Pence referred to pink, chartreuse, teal and magenta, in particular, as "gateway colors" for young boys who might have an inclination toward homosexuality.
Mississippi's current political leaders travel to the beat of a different dumber. Whenever another state does something particularly outrageous that threatens to lead it to claiming the title of worst, Mississippi can be counted on to save it by doing something worse.
With the current anti-LGBT legislation in place in Mississippi, I won't promote Mississippi. That I won't get to see the state's beauty, its people or celebrate their farm-to-table contributions is a shame.
I grew up on Long Island, just a few miles from Patchogue, the town on the South Shore where Donald Trump spoke on Thursday. My parents moved out there in the 1970s, and my mother is still there. Plus, I work on the Island.
Okay, let's say I'm transgender. I was born a gal and now I'm a fella. I live in North Carolina and I look like a truck driver. I have a deep gravelly...
Let this "Superbowl of American Idol," as it has been called, that featured two talented Mississippians in competition be a lesson that we should become just as enthusiastic about competing to win other contests in this state that we are currently losing.
There has been a high level of conservative backlash regarding more liberal policies towards the LGBTQ community. But money talks, and LGBTQ-friendly businesses are putting major pressure on these state governments.
The Mississippi Legislature approved a bill on Wednesday that gives the state the power to ban anything that is prohibited by The Bible. The Bible also calls for executing anyone who works on the Sabbath (Exodus 31:14).
What if, as "The Hospitality State," Mississippians truly embraced and made a collective effort to embody that word, and do such a fine job at it that they set a standard for all other states in the nation?
The path to equal rights may be a long one, but it's apparent that companies and businesses, big or small, can make an impactful difference.
Welcome to Headline Hangover - our weekly take on some of the ridiculous local, national and global news stories. Here's a look back some of the headlines that caught our attention for the week of April 3, 2016.
You will not bully us away from the Church. You can say anything you want about religion and try to justify your discrimination, but we will not turn away from the Church. We know that God created everyone with equal value, and that he loves us for who we are.
The new law states specifically that those who believe that marriage "should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman" are empowered to discriminate in hiring, housing and public accommodations against gay couples.
In a TMFS Sketch, a spokesperson for Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant celebrates the passing of a horrible LGBT discrimination bill, by attacking North Carolina.
You don't love your neighbors by discriminating against them. Campbell's Bakery in Madison, Mississippi gets that.
Mississippi Governor, Phil Bryant, has signed into law an extreme anti-gay bill that strikes at the very heart of the LGBT community. It truly is hea...