Hattiesburg residents - join us as we plan to bring civil rights protections to your city! We will be meeting with community stakeholders at the Spectrum Center this Thursday evening. What is an NDO? NDO stands for Non-Discrimination Ordinance.
Mississippi has no civil rights protections for any group of people. This means that discrimination, such as denying someone entry to a business because of their race, religion, or gender is only illegal under federal law. If someone discriminates against you in Hattiesburg, you have to go to federal court to remedy the discrimination. An NDO would put civil rights protections into the city code, making discrimination cases able to be settled in municipal court. Furthermore, there are limited federal protections for LGBTQ people. This means that people in Hattiesburg and other places without civil rights protections can be fired from their job, evicted from their houses, or denied service at a business because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
We want to change this! Come join us as we help plan for a more inclusive Hattiesburg. For more information about the We Are All Mississippi Campaign, visit http://weareallmississippi.com/