Rev. Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear, left, and her wife Susan Mangum are two of 11 plaintiffs challenging HB 1523 on the grounds that it violates the principle of separation of church and state contained in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Other plaintiffs include Mississippi ministers, community leaders, civic activists and a Hattiesburg church.
Rev. Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear, left, and her wife Susan Mangum are two of 11 plaintiffs challenging HB 1523 on the grounds that it violates the principle of separation of church and state contained in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Other plaintiffs include Mississippi ministers, community leaders, civic activists and a Hattiesburg church. Rogelio V. Solis AP
Rev. Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear, left, and her wife Susan Mangum are two of 11 plaintiffs challenging HB 1523 on the grounds that it violates the principle of separation of church and state contained in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Other plaintiffs include Mississippi ministers, community leaders, civic activists and a Hattiesburg church. Rogelio V. Solis AP

Supreme Court says ‘no’ to LGBT supporters appealing Mississippi’s ‘religious freedom’ law

January 08, 2018 08:46 AM