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REPORT: Suit filed to force Starkville to allow gay pride parade

A group is asking a federal judge to force Starkville to grant a permit for a gay pride parade.

Posted: Feb 26, 2018 7:30 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2018 7:31 PM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - A group is asking a federal judge to force Starkville to grant a permit for a gay pride parade.

The Starkville Daily News reports the suit was filed by the group Starkville Pride and two of its leaders, Bailey McDaniel and Emily Turner.

They are seeking a preliminary injunction by arguing the recent 4-3 vote by aldermen to deny the parade permit was unconstitutional.

The plaintiffs contend the denial of the permit had nothing to do with logistics, security or costs but only with that it supported gays and lesbians.

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