MISSISSIPPI: Jackson City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Denouncing State’s Anti-LGBT Hate Law

From the Jackson Clarion-Ledger:

A long Jackson City Council meeting Tuesday night ended on a high note — one that rang out, “We do not discriminate.” Councilmen unanimously passed a resolution in response to the Religious Liberty Accommodations Act, a bill Gov. Phil Bryant signed Tuesday which the city says “could be construed as anti-gay and lesbian and transgender.”

“Regardless of what our Governor, our state agencies our legislature may have passed, the city of Jackson wants you here regardless of what color you are, regardless of your sexual orientation, regardless of what gender you are, we want you here in Jackson,” said Councilman Tyrone Hendrix, who authored the Resolution to Commitment to Diversity and Hospitality.

The resolution states that Jackson acknowledges the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits governments from respecting an establishment of religion and protects all people equally under the law.

Jackson is Mississippi’s capital and its largest city. (Tipped by JMG reader Michael)