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LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender.

Starkville: First MS City to Recognize Gays/Lesbians with Resolution

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Starkville becomes the first city in Mississippi to pass a resolution recognizing its LGBT residents this week. Starkville becomes the first city in Mississippi to pass a resolution recognizing its LGBT residents this week.
"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"," Mayor Wiseman said in a s "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"," Mayor Wiseman said in a s
Human rights activists in the city are celebrating the move. In local politics resolutions do not mean anything for the law of the land. However, they do act as affirmations of what local leaders believe in. Human rights activists in the city are celebrating the move. In local politics resolutions do not mean anything for the law of the land. However, they do act as affirmations of what local leaders believe in.
The city's Democratic mayor, Parker Wiseman, is calling the decision (happening in the youth-driven 'Mississippi State University' town) a win for the area. The city's Democratic mayor, Parker Wiseman, is calling the decision (happening in the youth-driven 'Mississippi State University' town) a win for the area.
Starkville becomes the first city in Mississippi to pass a resolution recognizing its LGBT residents this week.

LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender.

Human rights activists in the city are celebrating the move. In local politics resolutions do not mean anything for the law of the land. However, they do act as affirmations of what local leaders believe in.

Starkville's resolution recognizes "the inherent worth of all its city's residents" including the so-called LGBT community.

Starkville leaders are calling this the first time any municipality in Mississippi has recognized the dignity of its LGBT residents.

The city's Democratic mayor, Parker Wiseman, is calling the decision (happening in the youth-driven 'Mississippi State University' town) a win for the area.

"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"," Mayor Wiseman said in a statement.

"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," Wiseman said.

The Human Right's Campaign, which operates out of Washington D.C. has also released a statement saying they are happy about the decision.


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