The Unitarian Universalist Church has, since 1996, sanctioned same-sex marriages. There are UU churches in Ellisville (hello, Chris McDaniel!), Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Oxford, and Tupelo. What happens when they perform a same-sex wedding ceremony after the enactment of SB 2681, and that couple attempts to have their marriage recognized by the state or a local government?
And what happens when the ensuing court battle inevitably makes its way to the United States Supreme Court? That's the same court that recently struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, for what it's worth.
Wouldn't it be interesting if all of the linguistic machinations employed by proponents of SB 2681 to make certain a court couldn't strike down SB 2681 as discriminatory wound up providing the very basis for legalizing gay marriage in Mississippi? And even more interesting if the state had to foot the bill for the gay couple challenging the law under SB 2681's "loser pays" provision?
Time will tell....