Michelle Obama has waded into Mississippi’s religious freedom law row, slamming 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.’
Continuing her speech in Mississippi, Mrs Obama said if people fail to exercise their fundamental right to vote, rights will be under threat.‘Congress will still be gridlocked. Statehouses will continue to roll back voting rights and write discrimination into the law,’ she said.She said many young black people disenfranchised themselves in the 2014 midterm elections, when only about 20 percent of them voted.‘You can hashtag all over Instagram and Twitter, but those social medial movements will disappear faster than a Snapchat if you’re not also registered to vote,’ the First Lady said.
Monday April 25: President Obama misfires over in Europe and a few other stories of the week.. https://t.co/bfPuSHLzXJ— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 25, 2016
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