Organized by the Campaign for Southern Equality, the statewide day of action for marriage equality will involve couples recording their licenses in Amite, Desoto, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Lafayette, Lamar and Pearl River counties.
Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, the group’s executive director, says the participating couples want to “create a public record of their love and commitment.”
The group, in a news release Tuesday, said 2012 Census data shows 3,488 same-sex households in Mississippi and 26 percent of them are raising children — the highest percentage of any state.
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