OXFORD, Miss. — The town of Oxford, Miss., on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the dignity and worth of all city residents – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
Chamber of Commerce CEO Jon Maynard says the diversity statement would help with the area’s economic development.
Oxford joins two other Mississippi cities – Starkville and Hattiesburg – which both passed similar resolutions earlier this year.
A poll conducted last summer found that nearly 60 percent of Mississippians under the age of 30 support marriage equality, while 64 percent of residents back workplace non-discrimination protections for LGBT employees.