Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law S.B. 2681, the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which prohibits the state from taking actions that burden a citizen’s right to religious exercise.

The bill defines burden as “any action that directly or indirectly constrains, inhibits, curtails or denies the exercise of religion by any person or compels any action contrary to a person’s exercise of religion.” Some, like Jason Collins, see the law as making it legal to discriminate against the LGBT community.

The law becomes effective July 1, 2014.