Tag Archives: Starkville

MISSISSIPPI: 3000 Turn Out For Town’s First LGBT Pride Parade After Ban Reversed With Mayor’s Vote [VIDEO]

The Starkville Daily News reports: Close to 3,000 people flooded downtown Starkville on Saturday for the first LGBTQ Pride parade in the city’s history. After grabbing national attention, the grassroots group Starkville Pride was allowed to move forward with its parade despite initially being voted down by the city’s Board of Aldermen in late February. The group took legal action ...

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Mississippi Town Denies Permit For Pride Parade

The Starkville Daily News reports: The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted to deny the request to hold an LGBT pride parade after hearing 16 people speak in favor of the event during its meeting Tuesday night. The board approved the motion to deny the request with a 4-3 vote. Alderman Ben Carver, Alderman David Little, Vice Mayor Roy Perkins and ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Small Town Overrides Mayor’s Veto, Repeals LGBT Protections

Via the Jackson Clarion-Ledger: Aldermen in Starkville have overridden a mayor’s veto of their decision to rescind a resolution passed in 2014 that made it clear that the city is intolerant of discrimination against the LGBT community. The resolution implemented a plus-one insurance option, which allowed Starkville city employees to add a domestic partner to their city-provided insurance regardless of ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Small Town Mayor Vetoes Repeal Of State’s First LGBT Rights Law

Via Tupelo’s ABC affiliate: Starkville’s mayor vetoed the Board of Alderman’s decision to rescind a resolution that made it clear that the city is intolerant of discrimination against anyone and in any form. One year ago, the city was the first in Mississippi to adopt a resolution against discrimination of anyone, including LGBT people. Other cities, including Hattiesburg, Oxford and ...

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