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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
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
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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