Starkville Board of Aldermen override mayor’s veto

It was just over a year ago that Starkville was the first in Mississippi to adopt a resolution against discrimination of anyone including the LGBT community. But, the board later repealed that resolution and also voted to remove wording in the city’s insurance policy that allowed for the inclusion of domestic partnerships.

A few days ago, Mayor Parker Wiseman vetoed the board’s decision to take away the resolution, making it clear the city doesn’t tolerate discrimination against anyone in any form.

But at Tuesday’s meeting, with a vote of 5-2, the mayor’s veto was canceled.

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1/20/15