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.”
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