On October 6th, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals from 5 states where lower courts ruled same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional. By refusing to hear those appeals, the bans on same-sex marriage are overturned and the Supreme Court is unlikely to rule in favor of any bans in the future.
Geoff Pender reports that many legal experts believe it is only a matter of time before Mississippi’s ban will be overturned. Even state Representative Andy Gipson (R-77), Pastor of Gum Springs Baptist Church, says to prepare for Mississippi’s constitutional ban to be overturned.
Gov. Phil Bryant remains defiant, “In 2004, over 86 percent of Mississippi voters supported a constitutional amendment providing that marriage in Mississippi is valid only between a man and a woman. I will continue to uphold the constitution of the state of Mississippi.”
For more information:
- CLARION-LEDGER: State’s gay marriage ban’s days appear numbered
- Here’s What Could Happen Next In the States That Still Ban Gay Marriage
- 2004: 11 States Ban Same-Sex Marriage