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Fri, August 10: Gay Ceremony

Air date 08/10/12

1 - Mississippi officials have backed off a ban preventing same-sex commitment ceremonies at the state-owned Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry museum. In July,  the Southern Poverty Law Center threatened to sue if Museum officials in Jackson didn't allow Ceara Sturgis and her partner Emily Key to hold a commitment ceremony. Sturgis sees yesterday's announcement as a victory for all same-sex couples in Mississippi. She spoke to MPB's Daniel Cherry.

2 - For ten years now, the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network has released a report called "How Do You Measure Up?" The report outlines what the Cancer Society says legislators can do to fight cancer through public policy. Jane Streets is with the American Cancer Society. She tells us how Mississippi lines up with the rest of the country in the fight against cancer.

3 - The violent actions against a Sikh community in Wisconsin has brought the comparatively-young religion into national focus. Surinder Singh is a Sikh, and a Mississippi businessman. He tells MPB's Ezra Wall he's proud to be a Sikh.

4 - Anita Modak-Truran talks "The Campaign" and more in this week's box office preview.



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