Starkville Aldermen Overturn Original Ruling, Allow Pride Parade

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Starkville aldermen vote to allow Starkville Pride to hold a pride parade.

The vote passed 3-3 with 1 abstention. Mayor Spruill was forced to break the tie.

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Ward 3 Alderman, David Little, chose to abstain, while Perkins, Vaughn and Carver voted against.

Aldermen Sandra Sistrunk, Jason Walker and Patrick Miller voted in favor of the parade.

The controversial vote to deny a request to hold a Starkville Pride Parade was reconsidered tonight, two weeks after voting down the request for a pride parade.

Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins, along with aldermen Henry Vaughn, David Little and Ben Carver originally voted to deny the request for the parade to be held in downtown Starkville.

Since that vote, a federal lawsuit was filed seeking to get the board to overturn its ruling, or have a judge issue an injunction allowing the parade to take place on March 24th.

It’s presumed, now that the vote has been overturned, that the lawsuit will be dropped.