Winston-Salem becomes the first N.C. city to recognize same-sex marriage for employee benefits purposes, while Starkville, Miss., is the first in the state with domestic-partner benefits.
David Garcia, mayor of the Gulf Coast city of Waveland, takes a stand for equal marriage rights.
Responding to Mississippi's passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, businesses statewide are standing up for equality and pledging not to discriminate against anyone who wants to purchase goods
Opponents warn that the new law will allow widespread discrimination against LGBT people and others by those claiming serving such people or groups violates their 'religious freedom.'
Mississippi's own version of the Arizona "license to discriminate" bill is ready for the governor's signature. Will this governor opt for a different outcome?
David Elliott of WLOX in Biloxi says LGBT folks should 'go on gaycation' and stop dominating the news cycle.
The couple's registration of their New York marriage license doesn't mean Mississippi will recognize their union, but it's part of a push for marriage equality in Southern states.
A committee moves the bill to consideration by the full House, and opponents say an amended version still provides ample opportunity for discrimination.
Meanwhile, a legislative subcommittee removes some saw as the bill's most problematic language.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a Mississippi school district repeatedly ignored a student's pleas for help combating the bullying to which she was routinely subjected.