Topics :: Mississippi

Miss. Mayor Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday Jul 17, 2014
A Mississippi mayor has joined hundreds of others across the country to publicly support same sex marriage.

Group for LGBT Equality Laws in 3 Southern States

Tuesday May 13, 2014
A national group plans to seek anti-discrimination state laws to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.

’Christian’ Logic: Anti-Discrimination = Bullying

By Bobby McGuire | Friday May 2, 2014
It’s opposite day all year ’round in Mississippi, where a Christian anti-gay activist is calling a campaign against discrimination "bullying."

Group Plans LGBT Campaign in 3 Deep South States

By Jay Reeves | Saturday Apr 26, 2014
A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Business Window Stickers Protest Mississippi Law

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Friday Apr 25, 2014
In conservative Mississippi, some business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion.

Miss. Governor Signs Religious Practices Bill

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Friday Apr 4, 2014
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Miss. Governor to Sign Anti-Gay ’Religious Freedom’ Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
Mississippi’s Republican Governor Phil Bryant said he plans to sign a religious freedom bill that could allow business owners deny service to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs.

FRC’s Tony Perkins Takes Victory Lap At Passage of Miss. Discrimination Bill

By EDGE | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
Hate group leader Tony Perkins of Family Research Council praised Mississippi lawmakers for passing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Tuesday and urged Governor Phil Bryant to sign the potentially anti-gay legislation.

Anti-Gay ’Religious Practices Bill’ Headed To Miss. Governor

Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
Mississippi lawmakers passed the final version of a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices, a measure that sparked debate about possible discrimination against gay people and other groups

Miss. Lawmakers Have Busy Agenda in Final Week

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Monday Mar 31, 2014
Mississippi lawmakers are scheduled to finish their three-month session the end of this week, and they have plenty of work left to do.