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LGBTQ - Inclusive Resolution passes in Capital City

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Capital City joins a growing list of Mississippi cities including Waveland, Starkville, Hattiesburg, Greenville, Magnolia, Bay St. Louis and Oxford in passing an anti-discrimination resolution.

Jackson's city council passed the LGBTQ-inclusive resolution in a 3-1 vote this morning. Councilwoman LaRita Cooper Stokes was the only person to oppose.

Councilmen Melvin Priester and Charles Tillman sponsored the introduction of the resolution.

"I'm excited to see Mississippi's capital and largest city recognize that diversity, including LGBTQ citizens, is a critical component of a successful city" said Knol Aust Co-founder and Chair, on Unity Mississippi's website. "It's an historic and timely resolution—especially when you consider the recent legislation [SB2681] that was originally manufactured to allow discrimination against the LGBTQ community. We welcome this acknowledgement by the city that its citizens deserve equal treatment regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity."

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