September 20, 2020

Same-sex marriage advocates to ask U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Mississippi's religious objections law

Same-sex marriage advocates will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Mississippi’s religious-objections law set to take effect Friday, according to the Associated Press.
The law, which has been tied up in court challenges until a federal appeals court’s decision to stop blocking it, is founded on three core beliefs: 1) Marriage is only between a man and a woman, 2) Sex should only happen between a married male-female couple and 3) A person’s gender is determined biologically at birth and cannot be changed.
Gov. Phil Bryant signed HB 1523 into law in 2016. Read it in full below: