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posted Friday, January 24 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 04
Starkville becomes first city in Mississippi to pass resolution recognizing LGBT residents
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Starkville becomes first city in Mississippi to pass resolution recognizing LGBT residents

by Chad Griffin - Human Rights Campaign

On Tuesday, January 21, the city of Starkville, Mississippi passed an inclusivity resolution recognizing the inherent worth of all its city's residents - including those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT). This is the first time any municipality in Mississippi has recognized the dignity of its LGBT residents. Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin issued the following statement:

'The city of Starkville, Mississippi is sending a message to its residents that all people - regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity - are worthy of respect and equality. These are fundamental American values, and Mayor Parker Wiseman and the Starkville City Council are setting an inspiring example for their fellow lawmakers in surrounding cities and towns. While we must continue pushing for ordinances that codify these values into law across the state, the impact of this resolution on LGBT people - particularly youth - will be powerful.'

'I want to thank the Board of Aldermen and all those involved with the equality resolution,' said Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman. 'The resolution makes it clear that Starkville is a community that works proactively to prevent workplace discrimination before it happens. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that 'we must learn to live together as brothers...' I hope the equality resolution lives up to the beliefs of Dr. King and sends a message that Starkville is a city that is intolerant of discrimination against anyone and in any form.'

Public opinion on equality in Mississippi is ahead of the law in the state. A poll conducted last summer found that nearly 60 percent of Mississippians under the age of 30 support marriage equality, while 64 percent of residents back workplace non-discrimination protections for LGBT employees.

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

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