No Change for Mississippi

The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a Mississippi law that lets businesses and government workers refuse on religious grounds to provide services to gay and transgender people, reports Bloomberg.

The justices turned away two appeals by state residents and organizations that contended the measure violates the Constitution. A federal appeals court said the opponents hadn’t suffered any injury that would let them press their claims in court.

The Mississippi law was enacted less than a year after the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. It says religious people can’t be sued or penalized by the government for declining to provide services for same-sex marriage ceremonies and protects people who believe gender is an immutable characteristic or who object to sex out of wedlock.