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State law allowing clerks to not issue marriage license set to go into effect

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal The state’s 82 circuit clerks, starting Friday, can refuse to issue marriage licenses based of their religious objection after the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to block a controversial Mississippi law. Opponents say the law will discriminate against same-sex couples and say they will continue to fight it. Under the specifications of ...

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Riley-Collins named director

The ACLU-MS has appointed Jennifer A. Riley-Collins as its new executive director. Riley-Collins, a native Mississippian, is an attorney with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and equality. She brings 14 years of legal experience, along with more than 25 years of leadership and organizational management both as an attorney and a military officer. Riley-Collins is a member of the ...

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WISEMAN: A bold stroke for religious liberty in Mississippi public schools

In March 14, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed what may become landmark legislation clarifying and guaranteeing religious freedom in Mississippi’s public schools. It can be said that it is so far-reaching that it affects all religious believers and those who have no religious beliefs at all. As might have been expected, a number of organizations whose existence depend on their ...

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