Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D) said on Friday that the Supreme Court’s decision upholding same-sex marriage will not be implemented immediately in his state.
Hood said that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals must first lift its stay on issuing same-sex licenses.
Television station WREG published the statement:
The Supreme Court’s decision is not effective immediately in Mississippi.
It will become effective in Mississippi, and circuit clerks will be required to issue same-sex marriage licenses, when the 5th Circuit lifts the stay of Judge Reeves’ order.
This could come quickly or may take several days.
The 5th Circuit might also choose not to lift the stay and instead issue and order, which could take considerably longer before it becomes effective.