Topics :: Mississippi

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Mississippi Lesbian Couple Takes Marriage Battle to 5th Circuit

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 9
Later today in the U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans, a Mississippi lesbian couple will take battle for legal matrimony to what many consider the nation's most religious state.

No Gay Marriage in Mississippi During Appeal Process

FAMILY | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Dec 5
A federal appeals court says same-sex marriages won't be allowed in Mississippi while the state defends its gay-marriage ban.

Attorney General: Gay Marriages Should Start Soon in Mississippi

FAMILY | Nov 30
An attorney for two lesbian couples and a gay rights group says marriage licenses should be issued to same-sex couples in Mississippi in about 10 days.

Mississippi Appeals Ruling in Same-Sex Marriage Case

FAMILY | Nov 29
Mississippi's attorney general has taken first steps to appeal a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Miss. Mayor Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

A Mississippi mayor has joined hundreds of others across the country to publicly support same sex marriage.

Group for LGBT Equality Laws in 3 Southern States

A national group plans to seek anti-discrimination state laws to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.

’Christian’ Logic: Anti-Discrimination = Bullying

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | May 2
It’s opposite day all year ’round in Mississippi, where a Christian anti-gay activist is calling a campaign against discrimination "bullying."

Group Plans LGBT Campaign in 3 Deep South States

NATIONAL | By Jay Reeves | Apr 26
A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Business Window Stickers Protest Mississippi Law

CORPORATE | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Apr 25
In conservative Mississippi, some business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion.

Miss. Governor Signs Religious Practices Bill

RELIGION | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Apr 4
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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