- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi House voted 80-39 Friday to pass House Bill 1523, which would protect people from being penalized if the act on their beliefs that marriage is only for a man and a woman, that premarital sex is wrong, and that male and female genders are fixed at birth and can’t change. A yes vote was a vote in favor of the bill, while a no vote was a vote against the bill.


Republicans voting yes (73):

Aguirre, Tupelo; Arnold, Booneville; Baker, Brandon; Barnett, Waynesboro; Barton, Moss Point; Beckett, Bruce; D. Bell, Fulton; Bennett, Long Beach; Bomgar, Madison; Bounds, Philadelphia;

Boyd, Mantachie; Brown, Nettleton; Busby, Pascagoula; Byrd, Petal; Carpenter, Burnsville; Chism, Columbus; Crawford, Pass Christian; Criswell, Olive Branch; Currie, Brookhaven; DeLano, Biloxi;

Denny, Jackson; Eubanks, Walls; Eure, Biloxi; Formby, Picayune; Foster, Hernando; Frierson, Poplarville; Gipson, Braxton; Guice, Ocean Springs; Gunn, Clinton; Hale, Nesbit;

Haney, Gulfport; Henley, Southaven; Hood, Ackerman; Hopkins, Southaven; Horne, Meridian; M. Huddleston, Pontotoc; C. Johnson, Hattiesburg; Kinkade, Byhalia; Ladner, Poplarville; Lamar, Senatobia;

Mangold, Brookhaven; Massengill, Hickory Flat; McLeod, Lucedale; McNeal, Leakesville; Mettetal, Sardis; Mims, McComb; Monsour, Vicksburg; Moore, Brandon; Morgan, Morgantown; Oliver, Winona;

Patterson, Biloxi; Pigott, Tylertown; Powell, Brandon; Read, Gautier; Roberson, Starkville; M. Rogers, New Albany; R. Rogers, Pearl; Rushing, Decatur; Sanford, Collins; Shirley, Quitman;

Shows, Ellisville; Smith, Columbus; Snowden, Meridian; Staples, Laurel; Steverson, Ripley; Touchstone, Hattiesburg; Tullos, Raleigh; Turner, Baldwyn; Weathersby, Florence; White, West;

Willis, Diamondhead; Wilson, Madison; Zuber, Ocean Springs.


Democrat voting yes (7):

Bain, Corinth; Cockerham, Magnolia; B. Evans, Monticello; M. Evans, Preston; Jackson, Como; Miles, Forest; Sullivan, Okolona;


Republicans voting no (1):

Barker, Hattiesburg.


Democrats voting no (38):

Anderson, Escatawpa; Bailey, Greenville; Banks, Jackson; Baria, Bay St. Louis; Williams-Barnes, Gulfport; C. Bell, Jackson; Blackmon, Canton; Burnett, Tunica; Calhoun, Jackson;

Campbell, Jackson; Clark, Pickens; Clarke, Jackson; Coleman, Mound Bayou; Denton, Vicksburg; Dortch, Raymond; Faulkner, Holly Springs; Gibbs, West Point;

Hines, Greenville; Holland, Plantersville; Holloway, Hazlehurst; R. Huddleston, Sumner; Hughes, Oxford;

R. Johnson, Natchez; Karriem, Columbus; Mickens, Brooksville; Middleton, Port Gibson; Myers, McComb; Paden, Clarksdale; Perkins, Greenwood; Reynolds, Charleston; Scott, Laurel;

Straughter, Belzoni; Sykes, Jackson; Thomas, Indianola; Walker, Carthage; Watson, Hattiesburg; Wooten, Jackson; Young, Meridian.


Democrats not voting (2):

Dixon, Raymond; Ellis, Starkville;


Democrats absent (1):

Horan, Grenada;

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