Watch: Ellen DeGeneres Blasts Mississippi Religious Freedom Law as the ‘Definition of Discrimination’

Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres slammed Mississippi’s new religious freedom law as “the definition of discrimination” on Wednesday, saying “I was fired for being gay and I know what it feels like.” House Bill 1523, which was signed by Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday, allows religious groups and private businesses to refuse service to members of the LGBT community based on “sincerely held” religious beliefs. DeGeneres, who is a lesbian, criticized Bryant’s signing the bill on her show as an issue of “human rights” that could lead to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians. My thoughts on Mississippi. — Ellen

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