Tag Archives: Mississippi

Mississippi & Same Sex Marriage; The End or the Beginning?

Think about this question posed by Federal Court Judge, Carlton Reeves, yesterday:

“What is the state’s rational basis that same-sex couples can’t marry … and its prohibition of same-sex couples from adopting children when all a child wants is to be loved, and they don’t care by whom?”

At least two instances of persons challenging Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage and adoption are now pending before the Federal District Court. A number of Federal Circuit Courts have struck down similar state bans and the trend is growing.

The response to the Judge’s inquiry was “responsible procreation.”  However the days of “having” to be married to procreate have gone out the window. Additionally, it has no bearing on infertile couples, elderly couples or even prisoners, all of whom still have the legal right to marry so long as it is a person of the opposite gender.

Mississippi’s ban, I predict, is the next to be struck down. There’s not a rational basis for gender discrimination when it comes to marriage.  There are arguments on a religious basis and tradition, but neither of these arguments will carry the day, nor will responsible procreation. These cases and the Mississippi law really turn on same-gender arguments and whether there is a rational basis, the legal standard required, to place limitations on the rights of same-gender couples as opposed to purely sexual orientation arguments. Stay tuned.

Matthew Thompson is a Mississippi Family Law attorney, Adjunct Professor of Domestic relations, admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court (pictured above) and predicting a change in Mississippi law very soon.

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S.E.Oh No!! SEO, PageRank and Google Search

I am routinely solicited, harassed and otherwise annoyed by SEO peeps.  This despite my usual m.o. of googling them and pointing out that they personally fail at what they are promising me! This group has done this same solicitation prior and I responded similarly…

The Unwelcomed Solicitation:

From: Ilissa [mailto:ilissadamg@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:50 AM
To: Matthew@BowTieLawyer.ms
Subject: Still Not Ranking
Hello Matthew,


Hope all is well since we last spoke. I noticed your website is still not on the first page of Google for “Family Law Attorney Jackson“. We can get you there! I would like to see if you qualify for our 60 day or 90 day guarantee. We will give you a written guarantee to get you to the first page, or you will not pay again until you are.


Ilissa Jones
Internet Marketing Consultant
Digital Age Marketing Group
Phone: 954.***-****
Cell: 954.***-****
Fax: 954.***-****
This message is a commercial advertisement from Digital Age Marketing Group 1001 W. Cypress Creek Rd., Ste 405, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33060. If you no longer wish to receive such communications in the future, please reply to the email with “REMOVE” in the subject line.

The Response: 

Dear Illsa,

All is well and I hope you’re enjoying sunny Florida. I noticed neither you nor your firm continue to be on the first page of Google for “Internet Marketing Consultant Fort Lauderdale” or “SEO Consultant Fort Lauderdale”.

I am satisfied with my search rankings. The fact is the persons searching “Family Law Attorney Jackson” could well be searching for;

Additionally, persons that are commonly searching “Family Law Attorney Jackson” are routinely SEO persons who are not interested in hiring my firm. I thank you for your offer, however.

Have a nice day!

Matthew Thompson

 I bet you a dollar and a box a donuts I get another one of these in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in Mississippi and does just fine on internet searches.

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Candidate Takes Advice..? Trust the Bow Tie

Last Sunday, June 8, 2014, the Clarion Ledger pointed out a change in Senator Cochran’s campaign strategy…

And after months of defending or dodging his record of bringing home the bacon from Washington, Cochran is now using it for his offense message: Look what I’ve done for your county, town, business, military base or school. Imagine life without me, or the federal spending that makes up more than 40 percent of state revenue

Sound familiar? A blog posting on the morning of Friday, June 6, in An Open Letter to the Senate Candidates, opined that Senator Cochran needed to change the tone of the race and proclaim that he has;

…brought more monies into Mississippi than Mississippi has paid into the system.  Be proud of it…You brought more jobs, more industry, more opportunity than otherwise would have been available to Mississippi…you went to bat for Mississippi and brought home the bacon!  Be proud of that.  You did not create the 17 trillion dollar national debt, you fighting for Mississippi is not saddling our children and grandchildren to indentured servitude.  Instead it gives Mississippians a fighting chance and needed resources and the people know this.  If you had not worked to help Mississippi it would have gone elsewhere.  No one can refute that with any semblance of credibility.

I’m Matthew Thompson and I approve this message. (No word from the McDaniel camp…)

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