Ellen speaks up about Mississippi’s new religious discrimination law

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Ellen Degeneres isn’t known for her political stances, but the recent spate of laws allowing discrimination against LGBT people has the mild mannered comic taking a stand. She spoke out about Mississippi‘s new law on her show, but her comments apply to any of the twelve states that have considered or passed similar legislation.

“Now, I’m not a political person, I’m really not. But this is not politics this is human rights,” she said. “And I mean, when I see something wrong, I have to talk about it. It’s the same thing that I do when I see men wearing Spandex in line at Starbucks. It’s wrong and I need to discuss it.”

Watch Ellen take a stand against bigotry below.

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