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Oxford, Miss., passes resolution recognizing LGBT citizens

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.

Oxford-MSOxford Alderman John Morgan said: “Oxford’s an open community, and everyone’s welcome here.”

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.

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