Top Mississippi leaders are redoubling their defense of the state's attempt to protect religious objections to same-sex couples, transgender people, or anyone engaging in sex outside marriage.
The comments by Gov. Phil Bryant and House Speaker Philip Gunn of Clinton, both Republicans, came Thursday at the Neshoba County Fair.
Bryant wants people to recognize more of the state's positive achievements, while Gunn is offering at least something of an olive branch to Democrats after 2016's stormy legislative session.
U.S. Sen Roger Wicker is calling for Republican unity behind Donald Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton and preserve the GOP majority in the U.S....