TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 3, 2016

Mississippi may soon see a showdown between local court clerks and same-sex couples seeking a marriage license unless a federal court intervenes, a new legal brief contends. The Commercial Appeal reports that the Campaign for Southern Equality this week filed a brief with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi saying that when that state's "Religious Freedom" law takes effect July 1, "it is highly likely that some clerks will unlawfully refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples." The group wants the court to reopen its earlier lawsuit that contested Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.