January 23, 2014 at 9:40 am EDT | by Staff reports
Mississippi city passes LGBT resolution
Starkville, Mississippi, gay rights, gay news, Washington Blade

Starkville, Miss. (Photo by Natalie Maynor; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved the first pro-LGBT municipal resolution in Mississippi.

“The city of Starkville declares it the public policy of the city to respect the inherent worth of every person, without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, veteran’s status, disability or source of income,” reads the resolution that also opposed anti-LGBT discrimination, according to the Mississippi Press.

The newspaper reported Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman thanked the aldermen and “all those involved with the equality resolution.”

Starkville is located roughly 125 miles north of Jackson, the state capital. The small Northeastern Mississippi city is home to Mississippi State University.

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