Skip to comments.Five same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses in Mississippi
Posted on 03/27/2014 2:55:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In Mississippi, five same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses on Tuesday, despite the fact that Mississippi has a constitutional ban. The Campaign for Southern Equality led the protest:
However, waving signs saying We do, the crowd on Tuesday joined hands for a prayer led by Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, executive director of LGBT rights group Southern Equality. Then, the couples filed through metal detectors and into the courthouse.
Once inside, the five couples lined up to apply for their licenses two-by-two at the office of the county clerk. The clerk noted that the forms did not have blanks for two males and females, and asked instead which person would like to appear first on the marriage license.
The couples paid their fees and signed their receipts, then walked back out into the early spring sunshine.
We hope to return soon, one person told the Free Press. Our love is not going to change.
We gather together to resist laws that we believe to be immoral and also unconstitutional, said Beach-Ferrara.
The couples were allowed to have official copies of their receipts, though theyll be turned down for licenses. Mississippi is one of the last remaining states with no lawsuit challenging the states same-sex marriage ban. A same-sex couples divorce was denied by a state judge in 2013 because the state doesnt recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
This is why conservatives must never, ever give up fighting and pushing things TO THE RIGHT more and more.
The left doesn’t stop and they keep pushing to the left, more and more.
You have to push back harder to get things back to being closer to what YOU believe.
Don't let Rand Paul hear you say that.
They do that in order to sue. They know what they are doing.
BTW, now that there are 50 “genders” how do you define “same sex” marriage? There are more combinations possible now. I’m not sure of the math, but it looks like 2500 combinations.
If TransWoman wants to marry androgynous, is that same-sex or what?
Polygamy, it’s what’s next.
“Trans-species” is next. There goes their stupid argument against marrying your pets.
50 genders? I beg to differ (and yes I noticed the quotes).
There are still only 2 genders. There is however a LOT of STUPID.
They will not quit until they are tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail.
I can see an ad for Preparation H already...Mississippi Burnin’ being one of phrases used in it...: )
“The Campaign for Southern Equality” cannot ever achieve equality. Lincoln wisely said that you stand a black man next to a white man and you can see they are distinctly different. But put a dog up there and you can see the black man and white man are the same.
Put a married man and a woman next to two homosexuals and you can never make them equal.
Ms Beach-Ferrara needs to work with state and federal lawmakers to propose a gay rights amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. And if the states choose to ratify Ms Beach-Ferrara's amendment, then gay rights will be constitutionally enumerated and Ms Beach-Ferrara will be a hero.
Regarding PC interpretations of the Equal Protections Clause, please consider the following. Virginia Minor had argued that her citizenship gave her the right to vote despite being a woman because of the Equal Protections Clause.
The Supreme Court decided against her claim in Minor v. Happersett, officially clarifying that 14th Amendment did not add any new rights to the Constitution regardless of the Equal Protections Clause.
3. The right of suffrage was not necessarily one of the privileges or immunities of citizenship before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, and that amendment does not add to these privileges and immunities. It simply furnishes additional guaranty for the protection of such as the citizen already had (emphasis added)." --Minor v. Happersett, 1874.
(The 19th Amendment was later ratified to the Constitution, prohibiting voting discrimination based on sex.)
As a hypothetical example of the bona-fide application of the Equal Protections Clause imo, states which allowed only men to vote couldn't prevent Irish Catholic men from voting.
No one seems to remember that “gender” is simply a grammatical term classifying words as “male,” “female” or “neuter.” The homofascists have hijacked the grammatical term “gender” to use it as a bastardized replacement for the word “sex,” which they KNOW only means “male” or “female.” Thus, “gender” has become a highly malleable, propaganda word of the Left that is widely used and accepted by those on both sides who don’t even remember its true definition or understand why the Left even uses it to their diabolical advantage.