USA: Gay Activists to Demand Marriage Licenses in Seven Southern States

Written by scott on January 3rd, 2013

As part of a planned action by the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) yesterday, five lesbian couples applied for marriage licenses in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

The state of Mississippi passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage in 2004.

The women came to the courthouse as part of the CSE’s “We Do” campaign and, as expected, all the couples were turned away: “This takes an act of the legislature to change this,” Forrest County Circuit Clerk Lou Ellen Adams told WDAM Channel 7. “My oath of office, as circuit clerk , I have to take an oath that I have to up hold the laws of the state of Mississippi, and this law says that I can not issue this license.”

Authored By Dan Avery – See the Full Story at Queerty

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