Tag Archives: equal rights

Hattiesburg second Miss. city to recognize equality, dignity of gay residents

February 18, 2014

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With absolutely no discussion, the Hattiesburg City Council has adopted a “inclusivity” resolution recognizing the inherent worth of all its city’s residents – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). Hattiesburg is the second Mississippi city to make such a distinction, following Starkville, which did the same thing earlier in the year. Human […]

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Proposal to allow gay Boy Scouts heads for council vote

April 19, 2013

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NEW YORK (AP) — Searching for compromise on a divisive issue, the Boy Scouts of America is proposing to partially lift its long-standing exclusion of gays — allowing them as youth members but continuing to bar them as adult leaders. The proposal, unveiled Friday after weeks of private leadership deliberations, will be submitted to the […]

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