Pro-HB 1523 group says some discrimination must be tolerated

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Americans must learn to tolerate some discrimination, according to a brief filed Tuesday with the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Two self-identified conservative Christian organizations — the Liberty, Life, and Law Foundation and the North Carolina Values Coalition — submitted the amicus brief in support of Gov. Phil Bryant’s request last week to overturn a lower court’s ruling that deemed House Bill 1523, also known as the “religious freedom” law, unconstitutional.

The brief argued in part that being offended is unavoidable.

“If Americans want to preserve their constitutional liberties, they must ‘develop thicker skin’ and tolerate a variety of expression — even some blatant discrimination,” the brief states.