Congratulations to Mississippi for finding a way to codify discrimination and ignorance. For many years, it was blocked by the courts, but one has to admire its endless perseverance in the face of tolerance and acceptance as evidenced by the law allowing businesses to decline services to people based on their religious beliefs on marriage and gender

It is these heroic efforts that make Mississippi 50th in the country in public education, public health and normal civility.

And, of course, North Carolina is doing its level best to catch up (or down).

Sue Flaster

Chapel Street

Charleston