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Mississippi

BREAKING NEWS
HRC Mississippi Announces LGBT Workplace Equality Pledge

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Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Mississippi alongside state and local groups and lawmakers.

In an unprecedented effort to bring equality to Mississippi, HRC launched Project One America, a comprehensive campaign to dramatically expand LGBT equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas.

Click Here to Voice Your Support or text ONEMISSISSIPPI to 30644 to join us.


This is our homeIn 2014, HRC undertook the largest survey of its kind to date on the needs, experiences, and priorities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Mississippi.

The results show that LGBT Mississippians are just like their friends and family members—living, working, volunteering, and going to church within their communities. However, LGBT people also face daunting amounts of harassment and discrimination and enjoy no legal protections at either the local or state level.

Click here to read our brochure detailing some of the Mississippi survey findings. You can read and download the full fact sheet here.

All God’s Children is a public education and engagement campaign that aims to strengthen the foundation of public support for LGBT Mississippians, aid in the passage of pro-equality legislation, and bolster efforts to win marriage equality for Mississippi’s LGBT couples.

HOW THIS STATE RATES ON THE ISSUES

HOUSING LAWS

This state does not support

State does not prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SECOND PARENT ADOPTION

This state does not support

State has an obstacle to equal treatment for same-sex couples statewide.

JOINT ADOPTION

This state does not support

State has an obstacle to equal treatment for same-sex couples statewide.

EMPLOYMENT LAWS

This state does not support

State does not prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

This state does not support

State does not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

MARRIAGE PROHIBITIONS

This state does support

State has a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman.

HATE CRIMES LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses hate or bias crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS LAWS

This state does not support

State does not prohibit discrimination in public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

ANTI-BULLYING LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses harassment and/or bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SCHOOL LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses discrimination against students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE

This state does not support

State has neither a ban on insurance exclusions for transgender healthcare nor does it provide transgender-inclusive health benefits to state employees.

GENDER MARKER CHANGE

This state does not support

State has laws and policies that facilitate gender marker change on birth certificates.