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2015: Let same-sex couples divorce

A lesbian couple, residents of Mississippi who wed in California in 2008, asked the state to recognize their marriage in order to allow them to divorce, in a divorce suit called Czekala-Chatham v. Melancon.

On July 2, 2015, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, citing the previous week's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell [allowing same-sex marriage nationwide], asked the court to grant the divorce he had previously opposed.

On November 5, 2015, in a 5-4 ruling, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiffs' requested relief, which the Attorney General had already agreed, was consistent with Obergefell and thus ruled in favor of Czekala-Chatham. Justices Coleman and Dickinson disagreed with Obergefell and questioning the decision's constitutional authority. Two Justices accused Justices Coleman and Dickinson of violating their oath of office by refusing to follow a ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Source: Wikipedia.com article. "Same-sex marriage in Mississippi" , May 2, 2019

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