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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Mississippi

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the U.S. state of Mississippi may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Mississippi. Same-sex marriage is legal in accordance with the Supreme Court's .... any educational institution from being reprimanded for their religious views.

www.glaad.org/sites/default/files/LGBTPeopleInMississippi.pdf

organization that believes being gay “is a poor and dangerous choice” that creates “a ... the Magnolia State. In the words of lesbian advocate Reverend ... Marriage – Many states, including Mississippi, had voted against recognizing marriage ...

www.hrc.org/resources/second-parent-adoption

For same-sex couples, it is often the case that there is only one legal parent even ... raise an adopted child together, only one of them may have officially become ...

www.hrc.org/local-issues/mississippi

Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBTQ equality in Mississippi alongside ... the way for anti-LGBTQ H.B. 1523 to become law in Mississippi, making it the .... and bolster efforts to win marriage equality for Mississippi's LGBTQ couples. ... Other Relationship Recognition: State issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

www.aclu.org/news/mississippi-advances-unconstitutional-gay-adoption-ban-also-bars-recognition-gay-adoptions

Mar 7, 2000 ... Mississippi Advances Unconstitutional Gay Adoption Ban That Also ... in loving families, including committed gay and lesbian couples, being ...

www.hrc.org

HRC Remembers Marriage Equality Pioneer Edith Windsor ... We are fighting harder than ever before to defend the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender ...

www.advocate.com/families/2015/10/14/mississippi-couples-seek-knock-down-roadblocks-adoption

Oct 14, 2015 ... Mississippi Couples Seek to Knock Down 'Roadblocks' to Adoption ... Tuesday filed documents, provided to The Advocate, countering the state's ... finds little difference in the well-being of people raised by same-sex versus ...

www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2015/08/19/despite-same-sex-marriage-ruling-gay-adoption-rights-uncertain-in-some-states

Aug 19, 2015 ... Florida's 1977 ban on gay adoption had only recently been overturned when ... program at the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates for gay rights. ... Mississippi is the only state that has a law that specifically bars gay couples ... wards until 2012, when the state started allowing gay couples to become ...

hub.jhu.edu/magazine/2013/fall/gay-couple-adoption

Mississippi enacted a law in 2000, still standing, that forbids joint adoption by ... ease bias against same-sex families, advocates don't expect it to pass soon. ... " We said we have to find an adoption agency that will not only tolerate us being in  ...