Mississippi cannot be allowed to create new barriers to same-sex marriage now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled gay couples have a constitutional right to wed, an attorney argues in court papers.
Another group is challenging a Mississippi law that will let workers cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage to deny services to people.
Same-sex couples across Mississippi are finalizing adoptions now that the state’s ban on such adoptions has ended.
The deadline has passed for Mississippi to appeal a federal ruling against a state ban on adoption by same-sex couples.
A new Mississippi law might violate a federal judge’s order that blocks the state from treating same-sex couples differently from straight couples who want to marry, says an attorney who helped overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage.
Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan has scrapped a scheduled April 29 performance in Mississippi, citing its contested religious-objections bill for his decision.
On many Sundays, conservative Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant can be found in the sanctuary at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, almost always in his trademark suit and boots, often among those helping pass the offering plates.
A federal judge Thursday overturned Mississippi’s ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt children.
Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is not yet saying whether he would sign a bill that would let government workers and private businesspeople cite religious beliefs to deny services to gay or lesbian couples.
State officials, private business owners and others who provide services to the public couldn’t be punished for acting on religious beliefs that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, under a bill advancing in the Mississippi Legislature.