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Is state becoming a more welcoming place?

News Editor Jonathan Scott, here during LGBT History Month, looks at the progress made in equal rights and civil rights for all Americans around the country and in Mississippi. (October 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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    A ‘step’ toward legal marriage

    Three Lafayette County same-sex couples recorded their marriage licenses at the Chancery building on Wednesday. Having the license on file does not mean that the couples marriages are recognized in Mississippi but that they are on file for copy records. This was a part of the ‘We do’ campaign in which 17 couples across the state requested their marriage license be documented. (August 14, 2014, Page 1)

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      The SBC is wrong to restrict military chaplains

      Religion columnist Randy Weeks is disappointed by the Southern Baptist Convention’s decision to bar chaplains from performing marriages of same-sex couples or counseling them. (September 13, 2013, Page 5B)

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        A step toward equality

        Staff Writer Melanie Addington celebrates Wednesday’s decisions by the Supreme Court dealing with same-sex marriages and civil rights, but points out that there’s still lots left to do before everyone is equal. (June 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Is it time for the 28th Amendment?

          It was 21 years ago when the last amendment to the U.S. Constitution was approved. It was 21 years before that for the 26th Amendment. So is it time for another one? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some suggestions to be discussed by the National Constitution Center. (June 3, 2013, Page 4)

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            Marriage equality supporters hold vigil

            About 50 people braved the cold Tuesday night to participate in a candlelight vigil in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oxford to show support for same-gender marriage rights. (March 27, 2013, Page 1)

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