FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Another Circuit Clerk candidate has withdrawn from a Pine Belt Circuit Clerk's race, citing the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision as the reason.
Candidate Mike Lott released the following statement Thursday afternoon regarding his decision to drop out of the Forrest County race:
A Lamar County Circuit Clerk candidate Jay Jernigan announced his withdrawal last week. Jernigan also said the same-sex marriage decision led him to leave the race.
The Supreme Court announced their decision on June 27, allowing same-sex marriage to be legal in all 50 states.