Economic reaction to rejection of gay pride parade permit

Business people talk about what effect the recent vote by aldermen to reject a permit for a gay pride parade could be.

Posted: Fri Feb 23 21:48:56 PST 2018
Updated: Fri Feb 23 21:48:56 PST 2018

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talk we talked about how the city of starkville has denied a permit for a all week we talk we talked about how the city of starkville has denied a permit for a group known as starkville pride emily turner whole day parade in downtown in march. there has been a lot of fall out after the denial of a permit including what sign say could be an economic fallout. i spent the afternoon talking with business owners business developers as well as the mayor about what this could mean. ." "we represent all business.and anytime there is an issue that arises that divides a community it affects businesses in one way or another." "it's very concerning to me. because i think part of what today's industry looks at is all of their employees they value .in order for them to be successful they value all of their employees and that includes the gay community." "i think we've done a lot of work in this town to welcome visitors and when a message like that is put out not everyone is welcomed of course people will stay away." mayor spruill says she has emailed all of the board members who voted to deny the gay pride permit seeking to get them to change their vote... she got one response and that one board member is comfortable with his vote... we did talk to some who support the board's action. they would not go on camera. reporting live from starkville i'm wayne herefordfor wtva 9 news we have some slow downs going on in
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