Rep. Scott DeLano doesn't have much to say about the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act other than he's opposed to it.
"Tourism is very key in our economy and I do everything I can to promote it," said DeLano. "Sometimes I take positions that are different from my conservative colleagues. That's all I'd like to say."
DeLano said his position has been consistent. He said he was opposed to 2014's Religious Freedom Restoration Act in its original form and voted for it only after it was significantly changed.
Some of Mississippi's largest employers, including Nissan and Toyota, and the state chamber of commerce have come out against the latest bill, saying it could hurt business. Critics and LGBT activists say it is unconstitutional, a charge its supporters deny.
Two of the four no opponents on the Republican side, Toby Barker of Hattiesburg and Rob Robertson of Starkville, have a college-town constituency that is more liberal on social issues than most of the state. The other no vote was cast by Shane Aguirre of Tupelo.