- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Aldermen in Starkville have overridden a mayor’s veto of their decision to rescind a resolution passed in 2014 that made it clear that the city is intolerant of discrimination against anyone and in any form.

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 polcy on Jan. 6.

Mayor Parker Wiseman, who previously supported the resolution, vetoed the vote. The override required five votes.

Starkville became the first Mississippi city to denounce discrimination based upon sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression when the board unanimously passed an updated non-discrimination policy in January 2014.

Other cities, including Hattiesburg, Oxford and Jackson, followed suit throughout the year.


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

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