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WATCH: Would You Deny This Mississippi Lesbian Military Couple a Marriage License?

WATCH: Would You Deny This Mississippi Lesbian Military Couple a Marriage License?

Welcome to Poplarville, Miss., population 2,894, where Jenna and Kristen were denied a marriage license this week. As part of the WE DO Campaign: Stand with Mississippi, the young lesbian couple attempted to apply for a license in the tiny town, but was denied right out of the gate when the clerk asked for a “male applicant.” The clerk went on to say that she took an oath to follow the laws of the state and of the U.S. Constitution.

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Welcome to Poplarville, Miss., population 2,894, where Jenna and Kristen were denied a marriage license this week. As part of the WE DO Campaign: Stand with Mississippi, the young lesbian couple attempted to apply for a license in the tiny town, but was denied right out of the gate when the clerk asked for a “male applicant.” The clerk went on to say that she took an oath to follow the laws of the state and of the U.S. Constitution.

“If we all leave then who’s going to be here for the next generation of the gay community of Picayune,” says Jenna, a Senior Airman in the Air Force, on the couple’s decision to continue to live in their home state despite their inability to legally wed.

This month the campaign will travel with same-sex couples to courthouses in their hometowns throughout Mississippi to highlight the lack of legal rights for LGBT people in the state and across the South.

Watch Jenna and Kristen Stand with Mississippi!

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.