Friday, February 27, 2015
Same-Sex Divorce Order
The Mississippi Supreme Court issued an order located here yesterday into the pending same-sex divorce case. The court asked for supplemental briefing on the rational basis for denying a same-sex couple a divorce in light of the State's policy prohibiting same-sex marriage. Two justice dissented from additional briefing and opined that the statutes are unconstitutional such that no further briefing is necessary. They appeared to adopt several of the arguments from my brief on the topic along with the briefs submitted in the Mississippi federal case.