AG Hood: Supreme Court gay marriage decision not immediately effective in Mississippi

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JACKSON, Miss. – Attorney General Jim Hood issued a statement Friday regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. AG Hood said the decision is not immediately effective in the state of Mississippi.

Below is his statement that explains why:

“The Supreme Court’s decision is not immediately effective in Mississippi.  It will become effective in Mississippi, and circuit clerks will be required to issue same-sex marriage licenses, when the 5th Circuit lifts the stay of Judge Reeves’ order.  This could come quickly or may take several days.  The 5th Circuit might also choose not to lift the stay and instead issue an order, which could take considerably longer before it becomes effective.”

The Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday saying that same-sex couples should have the right to get married anywhere.

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