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Updated: HB714 is a big problem!

A bill (HB 714) sponsored by Democrat Rep. Bob Evans is a big problem: “to create rebuttable presumption that it is not in best interest of child to be placed in custody of homosexual parent or person.”

Marriage Possibility Today in Mississippi

Today, there is a possibility that gay and lesbian couples could marry legally in Mississippi.

Assuming the judge finds for the plaintiffs and doesn’t recognize the stay (requested by Bryant, et al), marriage equality could become the law until a stay is issued.

Eighth Mississippi City Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Resolution

The City Council of Jackson, MS, has made its city the eighth in The Hospitality State to pass a resolution declaring its stance against discrimination.
Through the leadership of Councilmen Melvin Priester and Charles Tillman, who sponsored the introduction of the resolution, Jackson will join a growing list of Mississippi cities and towns – including Starkville, Oxford, Hattiesburg, Greenville, Bay St. Louis, Waveland, and Magnolia – which have declared themselves inclusive, welcoming, and non-discriminatory
“I’m excited to see Mississippi’s capital and largest city recognize that diversity, including LGBTQ citizens, is a critical …

“Turn Away The Gays” Bill Comes To Mississippi

It’s very important that you contact your House representative to express your feelings about this bill.

Get Involved, Mississippi

Over the next two weeks, LGBT Mississippians will have an opportunity to participate in activism, legal workshops, and meet and greets with The Campaign for Southern Equality and the Human Rights Campaign. Events will be taking place in north, central, and south Mississippi. Time to get involved and get active. Let’s show these organizations we are ready to push Mississippi forward. Scroll through the events below to find an one near you.

SCOTUS Strikes Down Prop 8 and Part of DOMA

The Supreme Court struck down the core of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and the freedom to marry will soon be restored in California.

US Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage issue

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take its first serious look at the issue of gay marriage, granting review of California’s ban on same-sex marriage and of a federal law that defines marriage as only the legal union of a man and a woman.

Jackson, MS Fails Miserably in 2012 Municipal Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign today debuted its Municipal Equality Index, a ratings list of U.S. cities that evaluates local LGBT rights and anti-discrimination laws.  The index operates much like the HRC’s heavily-followed Corporate Equality Index. Jackson, Hinds and Mississippi failed miserably. Out of 100 possible points, Jackson scored 8. We must change this. Join us on Facebook to share ideas on how we can change this for the better and stay tuned for future actions.
Via press release:
The Municipal Equality Index (MEI), the first ever rating system of LGBT inclusion in municipal law, finds that while …

MS Representative says gays spread disease and weaken society

MS Representative Andy Gipson suggests homosexuality is unnatural, spreads disease, confuses children, and weakens society.

Obama Administration Endorses Marriage Equality

President Barack Obama became the first US president to say he supports marriage equality. Unity Mississippi applauds the brave decision to come out in support of full equality for all families in America.