MISSISSIPPI

This page contains state-specific research for the state of Mississippi:

Census Snapshot: 2010 – Mississippi

Same-sex couples per 1,000 households by census tract (adjusted)

  • Estimating the Economic Boost of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Mississippi

    By Justin O'Neill, Christy Mallory, M.V. Lee Badgett
    October 2014
     
    Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Mississippi would generate an estimated $10.8 million in spending to the state economy. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the most recent data available, 3,484 same-sex couples live in Mississippi. Of those couples, the Institute estimates that fifty percent (1,742 couples) would choose to marry in the first three years, a pattern that has been observed in Massachusetts and elsewhere. The marriages that would occur in the first year alone would bring about $6.9 million in revenue to the state of Mississippi that year.

     
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  • The Potential Impact of Voter Identification Laws on Transgender Voters

    By Jody L. Herman
    April 2012
     
    Voter ID laws in the following nine states may create substantial barriers for over 25,000 transgender voters in the November 2012 general election: Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. All of these states have passed strict photo ID laws and could have them in place before the election season.

     
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  • Mississippi – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

    Memorandum
    September 2009
     
    This report documents public sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Mississippi. The report is part of a 15 chapter study that documents a widespread and persistent pattern of unconstitutional discrimination by state governments against LGBT people.

     
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  • Mississippi - Census Snapshot: 2000

    By Adam P. Romero, Amanda K. Baumle, M.V. Lee Badgett, Gary J. Gates
    December 2007
     
    Demographic and economic information about same-sex couples and same-sex couples raising children based on data from Census 2000.

     
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