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Relationship Recognition: Constitutional Ban
Out of State Recognition: No
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Analysis of the Fifth Circuit Hearings
Jan 11th, 2015
There are several great summaries out there about what happened yesterday at the Fifth Circuit, which heard marriage equality appeals from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Among others, I recommend the summaries from Chris Johnson at the Washington Blade and Chris Geidner at Buzzfeed. I would like to go one step deeper. I have listened to the audio from the oral... read_more
Fifth Circuit Marriage Equality Hearing Recap
Jan 10th, 2015
The Fifth Circuit took on marriage equality cases from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi yesterday, and things look promising:
Hearing Times: Louisiana's case was heard at 9 a.m., followed by Mississippi at 10 a.m. and Texas at 11 a.m full story
Photos from Outside: The Dallas Voice has some photos as people gathered for the trial outside the courthouse. read_more
Federal Judge Overturns Mississippi Marriage Equality Ban
Nov 26th, 2014
Just hours after the Arkansas decision, a federal judge also overturned the marriage equality ban in Mississippi.
The Washington Blade reports:
U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves issued his 72-page ruling less than two weeks after he heard oral arguments in the case the Campaign for Southern Equality last month filed on behalf of two lesbian couples seeking marriage rights... read_more
Mississippi Marriage Equality Hearing Held
Nov 13th, 2014
A federal judge in Mississippi heard a marriage equality case yesterday.
One of the couples involved in the lawsuit, Carla Webb and Joce Pritchett, married in Maine last year and are raising their children in Jackson. They want legal recognition and protection for their family... The lawsuit, which was filed Oct. 20 by Webb and Pritchett; Rebecca Bickett... read_more
You Gotta Watch This "What Would You Do?" Segment
Jun 19th, 2014
In a recent segment on "What Would You Do?", the show filmed a gay couple in a restaurant in Mississippi.
ABC News' John Quinones took his "What Would You Do?" hidden cameras down to Vicksburg, Mississippi. As you may recall, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant recently signed a bill into law allowing business to discriminate against gays based on... read_more