In conservative Mississippi, some business owners who support equal treatment for gay and lesbian people are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion.
JACKSON, Mississippi -- A national civil rights group called Human Rights Campaign faces significant challenges as it tries to make Mississippi’s legal climate more open for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.
Less than two months after national media outlets spotlighted the debate over Arizona's proposed license-to-discriminate measure, CNN and Fox News completely ignored the passage of a similar measure in Mississippi that effectively sanctions the refusal of services to LGBT people.
WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mayor has joined hundreds of others across the country to publicly support same sex marriage.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson City Council has passed an anti-discrimination resolution recognizing the dignity and worth of all city residents -- including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A woman's federal lawsuit that accuses the leaders of a north Mississippi town of conspiring to prevent her from opening a gay bar by denying her a business license will go to trial Jan. 26, 2015, in Aberdeen.
A man who has grown into healthy self-acceptance and prominence in the LGBT community as the head of an LGBT center in Mississippi says that his journey included a nightmarish detour into "reparative therapy" counseling that used sexual assault as a means of attempting to turn him straight.
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - Starkville aldermen are rolling back a decision that would have allowed city employees to buy health insurance coverage for one other adult, including possibly a same-sex partner.
The Human Rights Campaign says the Waveland City Council has passed an anti-discrimination resolution recognizing the dignity and worth of all city residents -- including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - 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.
The Mississippi House vote 80 to 37 Wednesday evening to approve a dramatically altered “religious freedom” bill that simply calls for a joint House-Senate Judiciary committee to prepare a report “regarding proposed legislation that protects the religious freedoms of the citizens of the State of Mississippi.” The report is due December 31.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A gay-rights group is asking Mississippi legislators to specify that a religious-practices bill won't open the way for discrimination if it becomes law.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Advocates for same-sex couples say couples in eight Mississippi counties will record their out-of-state marriage licenses Wednesday at their local Chancery Court offices.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is intervening in a case involving a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.
(CNN) -- One backward notion that has been used to differentiate the 1960s Civil Rights movement from today's struggle for LGBT equality in the United States is the idea that gay people are somehow "invisible" and can hide who they are.
The Mississippi House was expected to vote at deadline Tuesday on a bill aimed at allowing a person to discriminate against others by asserting he or she has a religious motivation for doing so. The Mississippi Senate has already passed the bill and the governor has been unclear about whether he would sign it, if it reached his desk. But the bill is the latest sign that the clash between the freedom of religion and non-discrimination laws continues to expand across the country.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers on Tuesday 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.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Starkville aldermen are rolling back a decision that would have allowed city employees to buy health insurance coverage for one other adult, including possibly a same-sex partner.