I feel like I need to comment on the issue regarding Mississippi and HB 1523. As a Mississippian, I want to say that I absolutely DO NOT support the puritanical witch hunt that the Governor of Mississippi promotes. His agenda is rooted in bigotry and discrimination against the LGBT community. He does not speak for me. I am embarrassed by his actions and for the state of Mississippi. No one deserves to be a second-rate citizen. Everyone deserves to love and to be loved, no matter what orientation. And I hate to admit this- but at one point I had a more conservative outlook on LGBT issues when I was younger and naive. But as I grew older, I came to respect and fully support the LGBT community. So on behalf of myself and the entire state of Mississippi: I am sorry. I am sorry for the pain our state has caused you.