Ellen Mic-Drops Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT Bill

Ellen DeGeneres took on Mississippi’s flaming-pile-of-garbage anti-LGBT pro-discrimination “religious freedom” bill on her show yesterday, saying that it’s “the definition of discrimination. It is also something that the Supreme Court already ruled on when they made marriage a right for everyone. Everyone.”

She joked about businesses who don’t want to sell their products and services to gay couples:

“Imagine this. Two cupcakes walk into a flower shop and they want to buy a dozen roses. But the florist doesn’t believe in selling flowers to cupcakes because they don’t have any money. But gay people do, so sell them the damn flowers!”

Of course, the bill also allows businesses to fire employees based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, so it’s not just a consumer issue. But, she said, LGBT people in states like North Carolina and Mississippi shouldn’t despair, saying, “Don’t lose hope. I was fired for being gay. And I know what it feels like. I lost everything. But look at me now.” She added: “I could buy that governor’s mansion, flip it, and make a seven million dollar profit.”

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