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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 the court will hear oral arguments or when it might rule....

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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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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. lawmakers confused whether their own religious freedom bill is anti-gay

| Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Mississippi state capitol in Jackson.
JACKSON, Miss. — Several Mississippi lawmakers say they're confused about whether a freedom-of-religion bill is similar to a widely criticized Arizona measure that would allow people to assert religious beliefs in refusing business services to same-sex couples.

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N.C. Governor: Anti-gay marriage vote makes N.C. ‘look like Mississippi’

| Saturday, May 12, 2012
Bev Perdue
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) said Friday that she was embarrassed by voters' passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment to the state's constitution earlier this week, primarily because it made the state "look like Mississippi."

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