Another One Bites the Dust!
Mississippi marriage ban is ruled unconstitutional.
Another victory for marriage equality, as Mississippi becomes the latest state to rule the same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. On November 25th, District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled in favor of marriage equality paving the way for hundreds of LGBT citizens to obtain marriage licenses in their home state. "Judge Reeves’ ruling today affirms what we already know to be true – that all loving, committed Mississippi couples should have the right to marry,” said HRC Mississippi director Rob Hill.
The state now has the option of appealing the ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which currently has two pending cases on marriage equality before it. In efforts to strengthen support for LGBT Mississippians, the Human Rights Campaign has announced a public education program in hopes of gathering more supporters for the LGBT community, as well as marriage equality. The campaign, All Gods Children, is a faith based program that includes four consecutive weeks of television ads, direct mail, billboards, telephone town halls, door to door conversations and more. "There is still much to be done to advance equality here in the Magnolia State. For thousands of LGBT Mississippians, the reality remains that we risk being fired from over jobs, kicked out of our homes or refused service simply because of who we are and who we love—that’s not right. HRC Mississippi is here to ensure all Mississippians are treated with dignity and respect.”
For more information about All Gods Children: http://www.hrc.org/campaigns/all-gods-children