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.
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 Andy Gipson suggests homosexuality is unnatural, spreads disease, confuses children, and weakens society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Engel reports that “these studies show a relative if not positive outlook, at least an accepting outlook.”
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.