Same-sex couples are still unable to get married in Mississippi despite a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court making marriage equality legal nationwide. In a statement issued Friday, state Attorney General Jim Hood wrote: "The Supreme Court's decision is not immediately effective in Mississippi. It will become effective in Mississippi and circuit clerks will be required to issue same-sex marriage licenses when the Fifth Circuit lifts the stay of Judge Reeves' order. This could come quickly or may take several days. The Fifth Circuit might also choose not to lift the stay and instead issue an order which could take considerably longer before it becomes effective."
Tiffany Brosh and Laurin Locke of Pearl were at the Hinds County Courthouse just minutes after the Supreme Court announced its decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide Friday. But only a few seconds after they got in line, they we're told they had to wait. MPB's Paul Boger spoke with the couple.
State Representative Mark Formby is from Pearl River County. He opposes same-sex marriage and has co-sponsored legislation declaring that marriage in Mississippi is for one man and one woman only. Formby spoke with us shortly after the Supreme Court decision came down.
Matt Steffey is a professor at Mississippi College School of Law. He frequently brings us guidance on legal matters. And he's in studio today to talk about the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage.