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Same-sex couples in 7 Miss. counties record out-of-state marriage licenses

| Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Joce Pritchett Carla Webb of Jackson, Miss., pictured here with their two children, were among the couples who recorded their out-of-state marriage.
JACKSON, Miss. -- In a move that's more symbolic than substantial, same-sex couples in seven Mississippi counties were allowed to file out-of-state marriage licenses into chancery court land records Wednesday, while couples were barred from filing documents in one coastal county. Couples say filing the papers does not overturn Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage...

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Miss. same-sex couples to record out-of-state marriage licenses

| Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Advocates for same-sex couples say couples in eight Mississippi counties will record their out-of-state marriage licenses Wednesday at their local Chancery Court offices. 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, ...

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First Mississippi mayor announces his support for marriage equality

| Wednesday, July 16, 2014
David Garcia
WAVELAND, Miss. -- Waveland mayor David Garcia has announced his support for same-sex marriage, marking the first time a sitting mayor in the state of Mississippi has publicly supported marriage equality. Garcia has added his name to "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry," a nationwide effort consisting of more than 450 U.S. mayors advocating for marriage equality.

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Jackson, Miss., city council passes resolution recognizing LGBT citizens

| Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's capitol city has passed an anti-discrimination resolution recognizing the dignity and worth of all city residents -- including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Jackson is the eighth Mississippi municipality to pass such a resolution.

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Seventh Mississippi town passes resolution recognizing LGBT citizens

| Sunday, May 25, 2014
Waveland, Miss.
WAVELAND, Miss. -- The city council in Waveland City Council has passed an anti-discrimination resolution recognizing the "dignity and worth of all city residents" -- including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

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Gay rights supporters plan events to counter new Miss. ‘religious freedom’ law

| Friday, May 9, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. -- At a leafy college campus in north Mississippi and an upscale dinner club in New York, groups are protesting a Mississippi law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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Grassroots business campaign to support LGBT community takes shape

| Friday, April 25, 2014
Eddie Outlaw, a Jackson hair salon owner, displays the stickers he and some other business owners display and have distributed to others in a show of support for gay and lesbian customers, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, outside his business in Jackson, Miss. The group sees this as an effort to push back against a religious-practices bill recently signed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. The round, blue window stickers declare: “We don’t discriminate. If you’re buying, we’re selling."
JACKSON, Miss. — In conservative Mississippi, many 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.

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Coalition of Miss. businesses want LGBT customers to know they’re welcome

| Sunday, April 13, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. -- Following the Mississippi legislature's recent passage of a religious freedom bill that opponents say could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays, businesses statewide have responded by displaying a decal informing LGBT customers that their business is welcome.

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Miss. governor signs religious freedom bill that could allow anti-gay discrimination

| Thursday, April 3, 2014
Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Miss.)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices.

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Miss. approves religious freedom bill that could allow anti-gay discrimination

| Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi lawmakers on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices, a measure that sparked debate about possible discrimination against gay people and other groups.

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