Monday, July 27, 2015
Need for Legislative Changes
I attended Debbie Bell's family law seminar on Friday. One of the issues was dealing with the legalization of same-sex marriage now. Approximately 483 Mississippi statutes refer to the marriage relationship as between husband and wife. As a result, many of the statutory rights of a same-sex spouse may not apply as many of the statutes are to be strictly construed. I am expecting a ton of litigation at some point over the meaning of the statutes and whether strict construction will be applied or a more liberal interpretation.