Friday, June 26, 2015

Statements from Ms. Attorney General Jim Hood and Governor Bryant on Today's Supreme Court Ruling

Attorney General Jim Hood issues the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell et al v. Hodges et al:

“The Office of the Attorney General is certainly not standing in the way of the Supreme Court’s decision. We simply want to inform our citizens of the procedure that takes effect after this ruling. The Supreme Court decision is the law of the land and we do not dispute that. When the 5th Circuit lifts the stay of Judge Reeves’ order, it will become effective in Mississippi and circuit clerks will be required to issue same-sex marriage licenses.”

-Attorney General Jim Hood

JACKSON—Gov. Phil Bryant issues the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell et al v. Hodges et al:

“Throughout history, states have had the authority to regulate marriage within their borders. Today, a federal court has usurped that right to self-governance and has mandated that states must comply with federal marriage standards—standards that are out of step with the wishes of many in the United States and that are certainly out of step with the majority of Mississippians.”