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ABC’s Robin Roberts speaks out about Mississippi’s anti-LGBT law

By Fabio Crispim

Following Ellen DeGeneres speaking out against the anti-gay law in Mississippi, ABC’s Good Morning America’s host, Robin Roberts, condemns the law.

Roberts came out in 2013 and released a statement on Friday about the law.

My longtime partner, Amber, and I have always felt welcomed in my home state, and it hurts my soul to think of anyone not feeling welcome,” Roberts said in a statement.

“It’s always been a deeply held belief of mine that everyone, everywhere should be treated equally. I’m proud that my beloved mother and father taught me as a child growing up in Mississippi to focus on the many things we all have in common, not our few differences. And what we all deserve to have in common is the right to be treated equally.”

According to the Associated Press Roberts, who was on the cover of this year’s guide published by the Private Mississippi Tourism Association, agreed to be on the cover “last year well before recent events.”

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