Northeast Mississippi clerks say HB1523 will not impact their offices

TUPELO – No circuit clerk in Northeast Mississippi plans to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, based on “sincerely held religious beliefs,” after the state’s controversial religious freedom law goes into effect Tuesday.

The Daily Journal contacted the offices of all 16 clerks in Northeast Mississippi and in most instances talked directly to the elected circuit clerk. None of the clerks’ offices said they would change their current practice of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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