Rosedale, Mississippi City Council Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

by Wyatt Ronan

ROSEDALE, MS — Late on Thursday, June 17th, in an effort led by Mayor Aelicia Thomas, the Rosedale City Council passed a comprehensive LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance, making Rosedale the fifth city in the state of Mississippi to pass citywide nondiscrimination protections in employment, housing, and public spaces. Other Mississippi cities with such ordinances include Jackson, Magnolia, Clarksdale and Holly Springs.

The Human Rights Campaign applauds Mayor Aelicia Thomas and the Rosedale City Council for taking this proactive measure to protect LGBTQ people through a comprehensive nondiscrimination ordinance. Rosedale is advancing progress on equality and setting an important example for other cities in Mississippi and across the country that equality matters and discrimination will not be tolerated. Thanks to this action, LGBTQ people in Rosedale will be protected from discrimination.

Rob Hill, Human Rights Campaign Mississippi State Director

I am incredibly proud of Rosedale and our City Council for doing what's right by passing a comprehensive nondiscrimination ordinance that will protect LGBTQ people and so many others from discrimination. Nobody should have to fear being fired, denied housing, or denied services simply because of who they are. The fight for progress is ongoing, but today marks a significant step forward for the city of Rosedale.

Aelicia Thomas, Rosedale Mayor

Contact Us

To make a general inquiry, please visit our contact page. Members of the media can reach our press office at: (202) 572-8968 or email