Michelle Obama slams Mississippi for its anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ law, accuses state of ‘hurtling backward’ during commencement speech
Michelle Obama has waded into Mississippi’s religious freedom law row, shuts down the state for marginalizing the LGBT community.
The First Lady told 35,000 people at Jackson State University to ‘stand side by side’ with people of all sexualities, not only on social media but also at the ballot box.
‘We see it right here in Mississippi – just two weeks ago – how swiftly progress can hurtle backward,’ Mrs. Obama said in her commencement speech. ‘How easy it is to single out a small group and marginalize them because of who they are or who they love.’
‘So we’ve got to stand side by side with all our neighbors – straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, Muslim, Jew, Christian, Hindu immigrant, Native American – because the march for civil rights isn’t just about African Americans, it’s about all Americans,’ she said.