Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that if elected president, he would overturn laws in Mississippi and North Carolina that critics say discriminate against the gay community. “As president of the United States, I would do everything I can do to overturn those outrageous decisions by Mississippi and North Carolina,” he said on ABC’s “The View.” “We have gone too far as a nation.

God knows we have seen so much discrimination in our history.” Governors of Mississippi and North Carolina have recently signed bills into law that gay rights groups and some corporations have decried as discriminatory. Supporters of the bills say they are designed to protect the religious and individual freedoms of the states’ citizens. READ MORE