A bill defining domestic violence in is on its way to the governor’s desk.
The Mississippi Senate is reviving a proposal to make divorce less complicated for victims of domestic abuse.
A Mississippi lawmaker breathed life back into a proposal Monday to make domestic abuse a reason for divorce, after coming under fire recently for killing a similar measure.
Supporters of a bill that would have added domestic abuse as grounds for divorce in Mississippi were outraged after it died in a House committee, whose chairman argued that the legislature shouldn’t pass measures “opening the floodgates” to more divorces.
Two years after their divorce filing got entangled in Mississippi’s efforts to prevent same-sex marriage, a judge Tuesday dissolved the legal union of Lauren Czekala-Chatham and Dana Ann Melancon.
The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce, even as two justices questioned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and suggested that landmark ruling has no constitutional basis.
Two Mississippi Supreme Court justices said Thursday that the court should find the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and not wait for a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mississippi, which does not allow same-sex marriages, should find a way to grant a divorce to a DeSoto County woman who married another woman in California in 2008.
For weeks, Rebecca “Becky” Bickett and her longtime partner Andrea Sanders kept a bag packed with wedding clothes.
Three federal appeals court judges will hear arguments next month about Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage.