Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), is calling on Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant to sign an anti-gay bill approved by lawmakers.

House Bill 1523 would protect individuals – a broad category which could include certain businesses – who act on their religious objections to marriage equality and transgender people. It would protect people who believe that “sexual relations are properly reserved” for married heterosexual couples and that a person's sex is “objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at time of birth.”

In an email to supporters, Brown said that the law was needed to stop LGBT activists who are bent on forcing all Americans to “genuflect at the altar of gay 'rights.'”

“All across America, LGBT extremists are working overtime to force devout Christians and other people of faith to personally participate in celebrating a same-sex 'marriage' even when doing so violates their deeply held religious beliefs,” Brown wrote. “This must stop, and at least in Mississippi it will stop if you act today.”

Brown also criticized the campaign calling on Bryant to veto the bill, calling it “manufactured outrage.”