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Other Decisions 3:16-CV-442-CWR-LRA (30/06/2016)

Authority: United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi Northern Division (USA)

Date: 06/30/2016

Subject: The decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi Northern Division, stated the constitutional illegitimacy of the House Bill 1523, ordering not to promulgate nor enforce the law: according to the Court, such norm, also known as Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, introduced a two levels system, granting special rights to those who adhered to the religious and moral belief provided for by section 2 (the marriage is or should be recognized as the union between one man and one woman; sexual relations are properly reserved to such marriage; male (man) or female (woman) refer to an individual’s immutable biological sex, as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at time of birth ), in violation of the freedom of religion and the principle of equality and non-discrimination

Parties: Rims Barber; Carol Burnett; Joan Bailey; Katherine Elizabeth Day; Anthony Laine Boyette; Don Fortenberry; Susan Glisson; Derrick Johnson; Dorothy C. Triplett; Renick Taylor; Brandiilyne Mangumdear; Susan Mangum; Joshua Generation Metropolitan Community Church; Campaign for Southern Equality; and Susan Hrostowski v. Phil Bryant, Governor; Jim Hood, Attorney General; John Davis, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services; and Judy Moulder, State Registrar of Vital Records

Original language: English

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 10 Freedom of thought - Freedom of conscience - Freedom of religion - Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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