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MISSISSIPPI: Small Town Mayor Vetoes Repeal Of State's First LGBT Rights Law

Via Tupelo's ABC affiliate:
Starkville's mayor vetoed the Board of Alderman's decision to rescind a resolution that made it clear that the city is intolerant of discrimination against anyone and in any form. One year ago, the city was the first in Mississippi to adopt a resolution against discrimination of anyone, including LGBT people. Other cities, including Hattiesburg, Oxford and Jackson, followed suit throughout the year. Tuesday, the board repealed that resolution and also voted to remove wording in the city's insurance policy that allowed for the inclusion of domestic partnerships. Mayor Parker Wiseman says this decision was made behind close doors. He vetoed the board's action to repeal the resolution on Thursday.
Starkville has a population of 23K, most of whom are Mississippi State University students and faculty.

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