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Now that the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry, the attorney general and governor of Mississippi are butting heads over how to proceed.

The Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D) on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to allow his office to withdraw as counsel to Gov. Phil Bryant (R) in the case regarding the state's ban on same-sex marriage, according to Buzzfeed News.

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With concerns raised over Backpage.com's role in facilitating sex trafficking, Mastercard and Visa have stopped doing business with the classified ad site and users will no longer be able to use the credit cards to place ads.

Their decisions come days after the two companies received letters from Cook County, Illinois Sheriff Thomas J. Dart urging the Mastercard and Visa to cease their credit cards' transactions on the site.

"The use of credit cards in this violent industry implies an undeserved credibility and sense of normalcy to such illicit transactions and only serves to increase demand," Dart wrote in the letters sent Monday.

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