Mississippi gay marriage law affects college baseball

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — College baseball is affected by a Mississippi law that lets government clerks or private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples.

The Sun Herald reports the University of Southern Mississippi was supposed to play three games in Hattiesburg in late February against Stony Brook University. The games were canceled because New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned all non-essential state travel to Mississippi after Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed the law in 2016.

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Hattiesburg celebrates first gay pride festival

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Hattiesburg Unified Southern Fried Pride – a weekend of events including music, a march and a tea dance – marks the city’s first gay pride festival.
City police did not have crowd estimates when The Associated Press asked Oct. 11.

“I would love to see this event spread to other cities and become a collaborative effort where we can put aside our differences and just be one community,” Keenon Walker, founder of Keenon Walker Public Relations and Consulting, told The Hattiesburg American.

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