- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Starkville aldermen have overridden the mayor’s veto of their earlier decision to bar city employees from buying buy health insurance coverage for unmarried domestic partners, including those of the same sex.

The Starkville Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1yI27cS) that Tuesday’s vote to override was 5-2 - the same as the vote to rescind the policy on Jan. 6.

Mayor Parker Wiseman vetoed the action. It took five votes to override the veto.

Wiseman says he’s unaware of any employee signing up their partner for insurance coverage

After the original approval, a gay-rights group praised Starkville for becoming the first Mississippi city to offer insurance coverage for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender partners of municipal employees.

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Information from: Starkville Daily News, https://www.starkvilledailynews.com/

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