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Natchez already adopted non-discrimination stance

Bravo for Thursday’s editorial on the City Council’s tabling of a proposed non-discrimination ordinance.

It correctly pointed out that the city has on record a stronger resolution adopted in 2016 ( the year of the city’s tricentennial) that states “clearly and emphatically the city does not tolerate or support discrimination” of any kind.

Natchez is a very compassionate city and that attribute is well known here and abroad.

The proposed ordinance is not needed to underscore our respect for the rights of all persons.

I would also like to give kudos to former Mayor Butch Brown who proposed the seminal non-discrimination resolution in 2016 as part of the celebration of the 300th birthday of Natchez.

Mike Gemmell,

Natchez resident,

Founding Chair of the Natchez Tricentennial Commission