Bay St. Louis business owner Ann Madden printed signs that said 'ALL are welcome here!' in response to House Bill 1523 and handed them out to just about every business in Old Town Bay St. Louis. The signs can be seen at Madden's business, Smith & Lens gallery.
Bay St. Louis business owner Ann Madden printed signs that said 'ALL are welcome here!' in response to House Bill 1523 and handed them out to just about every business in Old Town Bay St. Louis. The signs can be seen at Madden's business, Smith & Lens gallery. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com
Bay St. Louis business owner Ann Madden printed signs that said 'ALL are welcome here!' in response to House Bill 1523 and handed them out to just about every business in Old Town Bay St. Louis. The signs can be seen at Madden's business, Smith & Lens gallery. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

HB 1523 goes into effect soon, but has it become irrelevant on the Coast?

October 05, 2017 05:00 AM

UPDATED October 10, 2017 12:17 PM

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