Starkville may reconsider Pride Parade permit

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The Starkville Board of Aldermen’s denial of a parade permit for Starkville Pride will be readdressed on Tuesday.

On Friday afternoon, Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk told the Starkville Daily News that she asked for reconsideration of the special event request from the group supporting LGBT issues for a Pride Parade on March 24.

“I asked to have it put back on the agenda because we now know what a lawsuit against us looks like, and we have other additional information that needs to be considered in that vote,” Sistrunk told the newspaper.

Starkville Pride filed a civil lawsuit in federal court on  Feb. 26 against the city of Starkville after the Board of Aldermen voted 4-3 on Feb. 20 to deny group’s application for a parade permit and request for the city to provide in-kind services.

According to Tuesday’s agenda, the board plans to meet in executive session to discuss the litigation.

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