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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.

OUToberfest becomes Pride

It is with excitement and sadness that we make the following announcement: OUToberfest will become Mississippi Pride. Unfortunately, due to a still struggling economy coupled with weak financial support from sponsors and the community, OUToberfest will not happen in October 2011 but will evolve into (the first annual) Mississippi Pride in June 2012.

Beyond New York, Gay Marriage Faces Hurdles

After a string of defeats in recent years from California to Maine, the movement to legalize same-sex marriage is hoping its unexpected victory in New York will revive efforts to legalize gay weddings around the nation.

Obama: DOMA Unconstitutional, DOJ Should Stop Defending In Court

In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage.

Long-Term Same-Sex Relationships Research Project

If you and your partner are gay men, at least 21 years old, and have been in a relationship with each other for at least 5 years, you are invited to participate in a research project to better understand gay male relationships in Mississippi.

Pentagon DADT survey of troops to show MOST are untroubled by gay soldiers

Engel reports that “these studies show a relative if not positive outlook, at least an accepting outlook.”

OUToberfest 2010—a huge success

The park was filled with hundreds of smiling faces from every walk of life. The crowd was, by far, the most diverse we’ve seen ranging from families, kids, teens, and tweens to seniors, young adults, and even a few Great Danes. Everyone had a great time with over 6 hours of live music, a space jump, art projects, vendors, organizations, and much more.