Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Mississippi anti-LGBT law

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The U.S. Supreme Court won’t take up legal challenges to a Mississippi “religious freedom” law enabling sweeping discrimination against LGBT people, leaving extremely limited recourse to combat the anti-LGBT statute.

In an orders list on Monday, the Supreme Court announced it had rejected two petitions for certiorari — one filed by legal groups in the lawsuit Barber v. Bryant, the other filed by legal groups in Campaign for Southern Equality v. Bryant — as well as a series of other petitions pending before the Supreme Court.

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Mississippi AG fights Governor over restricting same-sex marriage

By : Wire Report
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Jackson, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Democratic attorney general said July 13 that he won’t join the Republican governor in appealing a federal judge’s ruling that blocked a state law on religious objections to gay marriage.

Attorney General Jim Hood said a continued legal fight would be “divisive and expensive” in a state that’s already struggling with a tight budget.

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