State of Mississippi Archives: on Civil Rights


Haley Barbour: Proud of MS's highest vote in US for traditional marriage

I am proud that Mississippi cast the highest percentage of its vote of any state in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act, defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman;
Source: 2011 Mississippi State of the State Address Jan 11, 2011

Ronnie Musgrove: Ban gay couples from adopting

Mississippi on Wednesday became the third state to ban gay couples from adopting children, although the plan is likely to be challenged in court.

Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove signed the bill after it easily cleared the Legislature in the final days of the recently concluded 2000 session. Florida and Utah have similar laws.

Mississippi’s law takes effect July 1. Its supporters said it was spurred in part by Vermont’s new law giving gay couples nearly all of the benefits of marriage.

Source: CBS News, “Mississippi Bans Gay Adoptions” May 3, 2000

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2012 Presidential contenders on Civil Rights:
  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
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Republicans:
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Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
Third Parties:
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