The Gulf Coast Business Council board of directors in a meeting Tuesday passed a resolution addressing the negative impacts of HB 1523 and calling on Mississippi leaders to repeal the law.
Passed unanimously, the statement said the board "remains troubled by the growing list of negative impacts on the state's economic environment caused by HB 1523 and the worldwide attention it has received."
HB 1523 allows some businesses to refuse service to gay people.
The board said it opposes any public policy that fosters "an environment of discrimination." GCBC follows a strict non-discrimination policy against any person or building based on race, national origin, disability, age or sexual orientation, the resolution says.