This week, the governor of Mississippi passed the "religious freedom bill", which sounds liberating but it's anything but. In short if you cite "religious reasons" you can "deny LGBT people marriage, adoption and foster care services; fire or refuse to employ them; and decline to rent or sell them property."

As Ellen points out, this isn't a political issue, this is a "human rights issue." It is the very "definition of discrimination.”

While this kind of backward thinking is depressing in the extreme, there is always hope. Louisiana born Ellen closes with: “If you’re in Mississippi or North Carolina or anywhere, and you’re saddened by the fact that people are judging you based on who you love, don’t lose hope. I was fired for being gay, and I know what it feels like. I lost everything, but look at me now. I could buy that governor’s mansion, flip it and make a $7 million profit."