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State looking to Hood for guidance on same-sex benefits signups

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By TED CARTER State officials are awaiting word from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on when to extend worker benefits to the same-sex spouses of state and school employees. The Department of Finance and Administration, the state agency that administers worker benefits to state and public school workers, says it needs guidance from Hood on whether to make the benefit signups ...

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Grenada County clerk resigns over same-sex marriages

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GRENADA — Grenada County’s circuit clerk is resigning, saying that issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates her religious beliefs. Linda Barnette submitted her resignation letter Tuesday to the Grenada County Board of Supervisors. Grenada County Chancery Clerk Johnny Haward says supervisors voted to name Michele Redditt as acting circuit clerk. Advocates say clerks in a majority of Mississippi’s 82 ...

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Judge mulls overturning of state's same-sex marriage ban

JACKSON — A federal judge heard five hours of arguments yesterday about whether to overturn Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage, and he pressed attorneys to say whether the state’s interests outweigh those of gay or lesbian couples who want the same legal rights as straight couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said that in addition to the oral and written ...

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Taking a dive over the social issues cliff

Who would have guessed at the turn of this century — a mere 12 years ago — that, today, we as a nation would have arrived at a point where a majority of citizens would favor the legalization of marijuana and the acceptance of same-sex marriage as legitimate? What are we to make of this wave of liberal attitudes? While ...

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