MISSISSIPPI

Abortion Ban

Mississippi Is 'Gaslighting' Women with Its Abortion Ban, Says Federal Judge

A federal judge struck down a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks, writing in his decision that the state's supposed concern for women's health is a sham.
Marie Solis
11.21.18
Op-Ed

There's Always a New, More Extreme Abortion Ban Around the Corner

This week, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a 15-week abortion ban into law. It's been called the "most restrictive in the nation"—but other states are already in the process of passing even harsher restrictions.
Robin Marty
3.20.18
discrimination

School's First Black Valedictorian Forced to Share Title with White Student

After graduating first in her class at Cleveland High School, Jasmine Shepard was told that a white student with a lower GPA was named her "co-valedictorian." Now, she's suing the historically segregated school for discrimination.
Leila Ettachfini
7.28.17
Donald Trump

Funeral Home Refused to Cremate Body of Gay Man, Suit Claims

When the Picayune funeral home in Mississippi learned that Robert Huskey had been married to a man, they allegedly told his family that they don't "deal with their kind." Trump is reportedly set to sign an executive order for religious freedoms later...
Diana Tourjée
5.3.17
Sex

Take a Guess at What the Most Downloaded Kind of Porn Is in Anti-LGBT States

According to one major porn purveyor's internal numbers, states like Mississippi and North Carolina can't seem to get enough of a certain type of porn.
Bethy Squires
4.13.16