April 2016: Mississippi Religious Freedom Bill
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of April 2016.
1. Supreme Court Rules: One Person, One Vote 2. Villanova: NCAA Champions 3. Mississippi: Religious Freedom Bill 4. UCONN Women Win NCAA Championship 5. Cruz, Sanders Win in Wisconsin 6. Don Blankenship Sentenced 7. American Idol: Final Performance 8. Edward Lin Charged with Spying 9. Goldman Sachs Fined 10. N.C. Governor Pat McCrory: Transgender Law 11. Warriors Set NBA Win Record 12. Microsoft Sues Government 13. Harriet Tubman on the $20 14. Singer Prince Dies 15. Dennis Hastert Sentenced
- Mississippi Religious Freedom Bill
- House Judiciary Committee B chairman Andy Gipson, explains the intent of the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act in House chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The House passed Senate Bill 2681 by an 80–37 vote. The measure protects those who withhold services based on religious objections; the bill "shall not burden a person's right to the exercise of religion." Another prong that inserts the phrase "In God We Trust" into the state seal passed intact.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis