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Movement to legalize same-sex marriage gains momentum across Miss.

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Mississippians are standing up to call for full equality across the state. It is part of the Southern Equality's We Do Campaign. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Mississippians are standing up to call for full equality across the state. It is part of the Southern Equality's We Do Campaign.

(WMC-TV) - A movement to legalize same-sex marriage called the "We Do" campaign is making its way through in Mississippi.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Mississippians are standing up to call for full equality across the state. It is part of the Southern Equality's We Do Campaign.

A same-sex couple from Lee County applied for a marriage license at the Lee County Courthouse Wednesday morning with dozens of people showing their support outside.

This demonstration comes less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down section three of the Defense of Marriage act so that the federal government will now recognize any legal same-sex marriage. The ruling did not require states to legalize or recognize gay marriage.

Mississippi law prohibits marriage between people of the same gender. Voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2004 defining marriage as between one man and one woman. The state also refuses to recognize a legal same-sex marriage from another state.

Lee County denied the couple's license.

The "We Do" Campaign is gaining momentum across the Magnolia State.

Same-Sex Couples in Gulfport, Hattiesburg, and Jackson have also applied for marriage licenses this week.

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