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Legal Advocates: Anti-LGBT Mississippi Law is ‘Unfair and Unconstitutional’

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The 11 individuals and the church that are plaintiffs in Barber v. Bryant are a cross-section of Mississippians harmed by HB 1523: clergy, LGBT residents, community leaders and activists. ...
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Full Fifth Circuit Denies Challenge to Anti-LGBT Mississippi Law

Plaintiffs in the Barber v. Bryant case
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HB 1523 sets forth a list of discriminatory actions that certain individuals and entities could take against Mississippians based on religious and so-called “moral” objections to the existence of transgender people, marriages of same-sex couples and non-marital sexual relationships. ...
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Mississippi Funeral Home Sued for Refusing to Transport and Cremate Body of Gay Man

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After Bob died, the nursing home provided Picayune Funeral Home with necessary information confirming Bob’s death and identifying Jack as his husband. The nursing home called their nephew John and informed him that Picayune Funeral Home was now refusing to pick up the body and perform the cremation. ...
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Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT Religious Freedom Bill Reaches Fifth Circuit

Faith and Religion
Mississippi’s discriminatory anti-LGBT legislation was enacted in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision granting marriage for same-sex couples nationwide. ...
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American Idol’s La’Porsha Renae Responds to That ‘Lesbian Lifestyle’ Statement

La'Porsha Renae
Entertainment
American Idol runner-up La’Porsha Renae sparked controversy when she said she didn't agree with the LGBT “lifestyle.” ...
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Travel Ban and All-Gender Restroom Bills Clear California Assembly

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Politics
AB 1732 would enact the most progressive statewide restroom access policy in the nation, requiring all single-occupancy restrooms to be available to everyone. ...
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Anti-Gay Laws Cause UK to Issue Foreign Travel Warning for the U.S.

Travel
The UK Foreign Office updated a foreign travel advice warning to British citizens about the United States. ...
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Mississippi Same-Sex Couples Ask Court to Order Equal Adoption Rights

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Mississippi is the only state left in the nation that bans gay couples from adopting without regard for their qualifications as parents or the best interests of the child. ...
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Mississippi Adoption Ban Challenged in Federal Court

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A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of Mississippi’s law banning adoption by same-sex couples. ...
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Jackson to Host Rural Pride, Supported by True Colors Fund

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National
#RuralPride is a series of summits across the country to elevate the voices of LGBT people and families in rural communities. ...
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