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Four states have denied spousal military benefits to LGBT National Guard service members, in a move that contradicts the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down section 3 of DOMA and a Pentagon directive to treat all military members equally.
Following the release of autopsy results of slain Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian, his family is demanding a federal investigation. McMillian was an African-American, openly gay candidate in the mayoral race for Clarksdale, Mississippi when his body was found on the Mississippi River levee.
As the investigation into McMillian's murder continues, his sexual orientation will undoubtedly be brought up a lot. It is of the utmost importance that the media refute such victim blaming as another form of homophobia.
The family of murdered Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian now believes his death was a hate crime. The family said they had received information from the Coahoma County coroner's office regarding the state of McMillian's body, which led them to believe that "this was not a random act of violence."
Mississippi newspaper owner Jim Cegielski defends the Laurel Leader-Call's decision to print a story about a lesbian wedding, despite harassing emails and phone calls and cancellations.
Couples across the south are joining the Campaign for South Equality's WE DO effort to raise awareness and visibility about loving committed couples across the south.