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Mississippi county clerk resigns over religious objection to same-sex marriages

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Linda Barnette
Grenada County's circuit clerk is resigning, saying that issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates her religious beliefs. ...

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Mississippi AG advises counties to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Monday, June 29, 2015
Mississippi
That news came Monday after state Attorney General Jim Hood sent a letter to county circuit clerks indicating they could go ahead and issue licenses. ...

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Lawyers seek to remove hold on same-sex marriage in Mississippi

Friday, June 26, 2015
Hinds County Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn, right, reads an order by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood that puts a hold on circuit clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, including Knol Aust, partner Duane Smith, both of Jackson, Miss., and Tiffany Brosh, second from right and her partner Laurin Locke, Friday, June 26, at the Hinds County Court House in Jackson, Miss.
Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat, says a federal appeals court in New Orleans must first lift a hold on a same-se marriage court case from Mississippi. He said he doesn't know how long that could take. ...

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Transgender man sues loan company after executive demands he ‘dress and act like a woman’

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Tristan Broussard
Tristan Broussard alleges he was forced to leave his job at First Tower Loan in Lake Charles, Louisiana, offices after a company executive found out he was listed on his driver's license as female. ...

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Mississippi man says attack on gay man was not a hate crime, victim threatened to out him

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
James Scott is charged in the beating of Devin Norman on March 20 in Corinth, Miss.
A Mississippi man accused of brutally beating a gay man says the attack was not a hate crime, and that the victim had threatened to expose his sexual orientation. ...

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Mississippi man says parking lot assault was an anti-gay hate crime

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Devin Norman says he was attacked because he is gay.
Police in Corinth, Miss., say James David Scott, 23, of Tishomingo County, confronted the victim, Devin Norman, 26, of Corinth, in a Walmart parking lot on Friday concerning an alleged post made on social media. ...

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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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Lawsuit settled over alleged bullying of gay students in Mississippi school district

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Destin Holmes
The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced a settlement of its federal lawsuit alleging that gay students were routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district. ...

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Starkville, Miss., aldermen: No insurance coverage for same-sex partners

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Starkville-MS
Starkville aldermen have overridden the mayor's veto of their earlier decision to bar city employees from buying buy health insurance coverage for unmarried domestic partners, including those of the same sex. ...

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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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