Mississippi

Mississippi Becomes Last State to Remove Confederate Emblem from Flag

"The Mississippi state legislature voted on Sunday to remove the emblem of the Confederacy from the state flag. ... polling from the state’s Chamber of Commerce indicated that 55 percent of residents now supported removing the Confederate symbol." - National Review

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Federal judge declines to block Mississippi religious freedom law

"The law, set to take effect July 1, recognizes ... that "(a) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman; (b) Sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage; and (c) Male (man) or female (woman) refer to an individual's immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at time of birth." Jurist

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Mississippi religious liberty law challenged

"Mississippi is now headed to federal court over its effort to protect the religious freedom of individuals who object to same-sex marriage and restroom use based on gender identity. Two organizations -- the American Civil Liberties Union and the Campaign for Southern Equality -- challenged the state's Protecting Freedom of Conscience From Government Discrimination Act May 9 and 10, respectively." BPress

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