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Mississippi Clerks Cannot Claim Religious Exception to Gay Marriage: Judge

posted on June 28, 2016

Reuters’ Dan Whitcomb writes, “A federal judge on Monday ruled that clerks in Mississippi may not recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples based on religious beliefs, despite a bill passed by the state legislature intended to carve out that exception for them.” The bill was ruled to have been a violation of the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that legalized gay marriage. Whitcomb writes, “Reeves has not yet ruled on other provisions of the state legislation, which is expected to become law on Friday and also contains a set of religious objections provisions that have been challenged in four separate lawsuits.”

Read at Reuters