Mississippi is a southern state and is considered part of the Deep South.
The state takes its name from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary.
Famous Mississippians include Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy, and author William Faulkner. The capital and largest city is Jackson. Mississipi's most important
cultural contribution to America is its role in the creation of the blues, country music,
and rock n' roll.
Nicknames for Mississippi are the Magnolia State and the Hospitality State.
Most visitors that travel to Mississippi go to enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches along the Gulf Coast.
Mississippi Gay Issues:
2004 - Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment banned marriage for same-sex couples
1997 - Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage for same-sex couples
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral and include household members and dating partners
(Felony) Maximum Penalty: 10 Years
Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
It is unclear whether the state adoption law permits second-parent adoptions.>
Laws prohibiting adoption (prohibits same-sex couples from adopting)
Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that do not include crimes based in sexual orientation or gender identity
Some Mississippi Cities: Biloxi - Clarksdale - Columbus - Greenville - Grenada - Hattiesburg
Jackson - Long Beach - Madison - Natchez - Picayune - Ridgeland
Southaven - Starkville - Tupelo - Vicksburg - Waveland - West Point