The Campaign for Southern Equality and two lesbian couples filed suit in federal district court on October 20, 2014, challenging Mississippi's statutory and constitutional denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples. They named as defendants in Campaign for Southern Equality v.Each of the couples is raising two children and one couple was previously married in Maine. Bryant the governor and attorney general, and the Hinds County circuit clerk who denied a marriage license to one of the plaintiff couples. Enforcement of his ruling was stayed pending appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. On July 1, the Fifth Circuit lifted its stay and Judge Reeves ordered an end to Mississippi's enforcement of its same-sex marriage ban. Reeves of the District Court for Southern Mississippi, ruled Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. On June 29, the state attorney general ordered clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.The governor and lieutenant governor attacked the ruling.State Representative Andy Gipson, chair of the Mississippi House Judiciary Committee, suggested the state should consider having "no marriage certificate sponsored by the state".On February 24, the court, after noting that all parties agreed proceedings should be stayed pending action by the U. Supreme Court in related cases, asked for additional briefs.Six justices supported that request, one objected that nothing would be gained, and two objected that it was only "a delay tactic" and the court should find the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.Tyro is an unincorporated community in Tate County, Mississippi, United States.Tyro is approximately 8 miles (13 km) east of Looxahoma and approximately 12 miles (19 km) south-southeast of Independence.He stayed his ruling for 14 days to allow the defendants to request a longer stay from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals or the U. The lawsuit was filed in De Soto County, Mississippi, in Mississippi's Third District Chancery Court.The Mississippi Attorney General's office has intervened in their divorce suit, Czekala-Chatham v. The plaintiffs contend that "There can be no legitimate state purpose in allowing bigamous or incestuous couples to divorce and not allowing the same remedy to same-sex couples". Hodges that the denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples is unconstitutional.On January 10, 1997, the Mississippi State Senate passed a bill banning same-sex marriage in the state.