Mississippi counties issuing marriage licenses

Published on June 30 2015 2 Comments

Up-to-date map of all counties currently issuing and not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Update (2:10 7/1/2015)

Attala, Scott, Tallahatchie, and Tunica have all stated by phone that they are now issuing licenses.

Update (3:51 7/1/2015)
Jasper, Jones, and Simpson will begin issuing but no dates given. (source: Clarion Ledger)

Update (5:34 7/1/2015)
Jones has begun issuing licenses.

Update (6:00 7/1/2015)
By order of the 5th Circuit and Attorney General Jim Hood, all counties must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Update (5:00 7/2/2015)
It appears four counties are not issuing licenses for various reasons. Calls have been placed to each red county majority claim the Circuit Clerk is out of town and must approve change. Smith County in particular says they won’t answer hypotheticals. See Map below.
Update (6:15 7/2/2015)
In a new filing, Robert Kaplan and team have asked the US District Court Southern District of Mississippi to order final 4 counties in Mississippi to comply with marriage ruling. The remaining counties include: Holmes, Issaquena, Simpson, and Smith.
Read the filing sent to Judge Carlton Reeves.

  • Green counties have stated they are issuing.
  • Red counties are not complying.

The counties currently not issuing licenses are:

  • Holmes: Reporting Clerk is out of town and must approve.
  • Issaquena: Clerk is not there to approve.
  • Simpson: Reporting Clerk is out of town and must approve.
  • Smith: Won’t answer hypotheticals.

If you see a discrepancy/error or have been turned away by a clerk, please contact us online or at 601-672-7181.

Data collection and follow-up by ACLU of Mississippi, Campaign for Southern Equality, and Unity Mississippi.