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Bryan Fischer thinks gays ‘are bringing slavery back’

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Bryan Fischer
"As well as tyranny." ...

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Lawsuit challenges Mississippi’s same-sex adoption ban

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Mississippi state capitol in Jackson.
In 2000, then-Gov. Ronnie Musgrove signed the ban, but now says he regrets doing so. ...

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Fifth Circuit appeals court instructs federal judges to issue same-sex marriage rulings

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans,   home of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The order clears one of the final procedural roadblocks in the cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, which had been pending before the New Orleans-based court. The 5th Circuit had heard arguments in the appeals, but hadn't ruled. ...

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Marriage equality fight turns to clerks, probate judges who refuse licenses to same-sex couples

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Erica Seagraves, right, has a discussion with Malinda Andrews on the steps of the Rowan County Judicial Center Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Morehead, Ky. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is refusing to issue marriage licenses to all couples until further notice as an objection to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.
Legal experts are dubious that religious freedom arguments will protect public officials who not only refuse to participate due to their own beliefs, but also decline to make accommodations so that others who don't object can serve the public instead. ...

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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
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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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