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Clerks have religious right to refuse gay marriage licenses

A federal judge ruled that clerks in Mississippi may not recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples based on religious beliefs. But Mississippi's Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, quickly slammed the ruling in a statement. "If this opinion by the federal court denies even one Mississippian of their fundamental right to practice their religion, then all Mississippians are denied their 1st Amendment rights," Reeves said.
Source: Reuters news service on 2018 Mississippi Senate race , May 3, 2018

Backs bill for marriage between one man and one woman

House Bill 1523 singles out 3 religious beliefs as worthy of protection: that marriage is between one man and one woman; that people should not have sex outside such marriages; and that a person's gender is set at birth. The law˙protects anyone who speaks out against gay marriage or transgenders because of these˙beliefs. Gov. Bryant and Lt. Gov. Reeves,˙two of˙the bill's most prominent advocates, said the state should stand by its law and appeal the ruling to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Source: Mississippi Today on Mississippi voting record: HB 1523 , Jun 30, 2016

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