Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins felt the need to call out the foul play of Bryant on Thursday, except it wasn’t towards the Bryant you may be thinking of.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill that essentially prevents the government from doing anything to put strong burden on religious practices. That could potentially include anti-gay discrimination, something Collins could not believe the governor would allow:
I’m deeply disappointed with Mississippi Governor @PhilBryantMS for signing into law a state bill that can make it legal for discrimination
— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins34) April 4, 2014
Collins became the NBA’s first openly gay athlete earlier this year and has since gained immense attention around the country. He is recognized as an inspirational figure of sorts at this point, so it isn’t to anyone’s surprise that he would openly speak against those in power who won’t do their part in helping the country become more accepting of a person, regardless of sexuality.
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