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. 

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