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Mississippi files notice of appeal in same-sex marriage case, asks to extend stay

Friday, November 28, 2014
Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Miss.)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi's attorney general has taken first steps to appeal a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. A formal notice of appeal was filed late Wednesday in federal court in Jackson and with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans [...]

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Mississippi officials seek to uphold ban on same-sex marriage

Monday, November 10, 2014
Mississippi state capitol in Jackson.
JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are asking a federal judge to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The state made the request in court papers Monday, responding to a lawsuit filed Oct. 20 in U.S. District Court in Jackson by two lesbian couples and [...]

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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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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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