Americans for Marriage Equality

State ResourcesMississippi

Status: Constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.

In Czekala-Chatham v. Melancon, a same-sex couple, represented by private counsel, is seeking to dissolve their California marriage in state court. In December, the judge ruled that Mississippi’s marriage amendment prevents the court from recognizing the marriage and granting a divorce. There is no word on whether the plaintiffs will appeal the decision.