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Mississippi justices say gay marriage ban should be declared unconstitutional

Friday, February 27, 2015
Mississippi Supreme Court
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. [...]

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Mississippi Supreme Court hears arguments over same-sex divorce

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Mississippi Supreme Court
The Mississippi attorney general's office told the court that the state can't grant a divorce to same-sex couple because their marriage is void in Mississippi. [...]

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Mississippi Supreme Court schedules arguments in same-sex divorce case

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mississippi resident Lauren Czekala-Chatham (center) is seeking to have her same-sex marriage recognized by the state in order to obtain a divorce.
JACKSON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 21 from a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. [...]

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Same-sex couple’s divorce case before Mississippi Supreme Court

Sunday, November 16, 2014
divorce
JACKSON, Miss. -- The attorney for a woman who wants the state of Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce says his client's case is on a parallel track to the efforts in federal court to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage. [...]

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ACLU seeks to file brief in Mississippi same-sex couple’s divorce case

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. -- The American Civil Liberties Union wants to file a brief in support of a woman who wants the state of Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. The Mississippi Supreme Court has not ruled on the motion filed Thursday. It's unclear if [...]

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Miss. governor intervenes in same-sex couple’s divorce case

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Miss.)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a case involving a Mississippi woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. Bryant, represented by Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, is opposing the woman's appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court. [...]

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Judge refuses to grant gay couple’s divorce, says marriage isn’t recognized

Monday, December 2, 2013
Divorce
JACKSON, Miss. -- A Mississippi judge on Monday refused to grant a divorce to a lesbian couple who got married in California, saying the marriage wasn't recognized under state law, according to the woman who filed and her lawyer. [...]

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In some states, gay rights battle extends to the right to divorce

Sunday, December 1, 2013
Rogelio V. Solis, APLauren Beth Czekala-Chatham, right, shows off a photograph of herself and new partner, Dawn Jefferies, left, taken during a recent cruise. Czekala-Chatham hopes Mississippi will recognize her same-sex marriage to Dana Ann Melancon performed in California, so she can get divorced.
HERNANDO, Miss. -- Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham wants to force Mississippi, one of the America's most conservative states, to recognize her same-sex marriage. She hopes to do so by getting a divorce. [...]

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Woman asks Miss. to recognize her same-sex marriage so she can divorce

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Divorce
JACKSON, Miss. -- A woman is asking the conservative state of Mississippi to recognize her out-of-state gay marriage so that she can get a divorce. [...]

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