- July 12, 2013
Last night, hundreds of fair-minded Mississippians packed into a community reception hosted by HRC in historic downtown Jackson. Attendees came from across the state to celebrate the recent success at the U.S. Supreme Court and discuss the path forward in bringing full equality to all Americans, including here in Mississippi.
A number of local LGBT and political leaders, including former Governor Ronnie Musgrove, an outspoken supporter of equality, stopped by the event to meet and engage with the local community.
The reception kicked off a two-day stop here in Jackson. Later this morning, HRC will host a press conference to unveil a bipartisan poll of Missippians attitudes on LGBT equality. Chad Griffin will deliver remarks alongside several local champions of equality.
The Magnolia state is the last stop on a week-long tour of the South, bringing attention to the two Americas: one where LGBT citizens live with full equality under the law, and one where you can still be fired just for being LGBT and same-sex relationships aren't recognized.
HRC will continue to fight for equality – everywhere, for everyone - including in Mississippi.