Threatened with lawsuit, Miss. agriculture museum processing application for same-sex ceremony

Faced with the threat of a federal lawsuit, Mississippi officials have relented on a ban on same-sex commitment ceremonies at a state-owned museum and are processing a permit for two women.

The Southern Poverty Law Center sent a letter to the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson on July 12, threatening to sue if officials didn’t allow Ceara Sturgis, 20, and her partner, Emily Key, 19, to hold a ceremony there this fall.

Washington Post
8/9/12