(Worthy News) - A federal judge ruled against a law that would have allowed Mississippi clerks to cite their faith to avoid issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
The religious objections measure, House Bill 1523, was set to become law this Friday, but U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled that it is illegal for clerks to cite their religious beliefs.
"Mississippi's elected officials may disagree with Obergefell, of course, and may express that disagreement as they see fit — by advocating for a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision, for example," Reeves wrote in his opinion Monday. "But the marriage license issue will not be adjudicated anew after every legislative session." [ Source ]
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