AG Hood: US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit lifts stay; MS laws prohibiting same sex marriage declared unconstitutional

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JACKSON, MS – Attorney General Jim Hood says the Mississippi laws banning same-sex marriage have been declared as officially unconstitutional, as the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit lifts the stay.

This means that marriage licenses are now to be issued to all couples in state who apply.

Below is an official release from Attorney General Hood:

“The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has this afternoon lifted the stay of the preliminary injunction. Mississippi’s laws prohibiting same sex marriage are now officially declared unconstitutional and unenforceable by the Federal Court. This ruling makes clear that marriage licenses should be issued to same sex couples,” says Attorney General Jim Hood.

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