Gay and Lesbian Mississippi

   

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:

Gay Marriage
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

Domestic Violence
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral and include
household members and dating partners

Sodomy Laws
(Felony) Maximum Penalty: 10 Years

Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
It is unclear whether the state adoption law permits
second-parent adoptions.>

Anti-Gay Parenting
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


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