Jim Hood on Civil Rights
Help marginalized communities, like Jesus taught
In his announcement speech, Hood said the focus of his campaign would be on helping traditionally marginalized communities: "Jesus taught us to fight for the poor and the elderly and the widows and the children--the least among us,"
he said. "That's what's been ingrained in my public service."
Source: Mississippi Today on 2019 Mississippi Gubernatorial race
, Oct 3, 2018
Personally opposes gay marriage ban, but defends it as AG
Mississippi Attorney general Jim Hood says the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling that struck down the 2004 ban on same-sex marriage. Hood says he personally does not agree with the ban but has a responsibility as Attorney General to defend
state law. "I don't force my personal opinions on a matter. Especially when other courts of appeal have agreed with the state's opinion. So we are going to follow it through and do our job and let the courts decide it," Hood said.
Hood says he thinks
the marriage ban will eventually be overturned by the US supreme court. The state has already informed the court that it intends to appeal the ruling ahead of gay marriage potentially becoming legal in Mississippi a week from today.
Bryant strongly backs appealing the ruling and says he still believes keeping same-sex couples from getting married is a good policy for the state. "Absolutely. Voted for it and continue to support it. Just like many, many Mississippians," Bryant said.
Source: MPB Public Broadcasting on 2019 Mississippi Governor race
, Dec 3, 2014
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