Mississippi city reverses ban on Pride parade following the threat of legal challenges

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A Mississippi city has reversed a ban on holding Pride parades after haters warned them about a legal challenge. The Board of Alderman in Starkville, which has a population of just 25,000, re-held a vote on the event and the number of people who voted in favor equaled the number of people who voted against. Mayor Lynn Spruill cast a deciding vote in favour of the parade which is planned to take place on March 24. The aldermen initially voted four against and three in favour of the LGBTQ+ event. Roy A. Perkins, Ben Carver, David Little and Henry Vaughn voted down the proposals. Sandra Sistrunk, Jason Walker and Patrick Miller supported the LGBT Pride insisting that the local LGBT community should also have a right for free speech and this right cannot be violated.

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