Campaign For Southern Equality
Mississippi Approves Religious Freedom Bill, Governor Signs It Into Law
The Mississippi bill is the first of many varying "religious freedom" bills introduced in several states this year to advance to a governor since a more expansive bill was vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in February. Update: Gov. Bryant signed the bill April 3.
Mississippi House Votes To Keep Religious Freedom Bill Alive, Passing Amended Language
Facing concerns that the bill would lead to discrimination, lawmakers amended its language to bring the issue to a study committee. The move, though, sends the bill back to the state Senate, where it could be amended further.
Meet The First Same-Sex Couple Allowed To Apply For A Marriage License In North Carolina
Brenda Clark and Carol McCrory were able to submit an application for a marriage license Tuesday after the Buncombe County register or deeds said he will challenge the state's equal marriage ban. It was the couple's fifth attempt over the last two and a half years, but it could ultimately be rejected by the state's attorney general.