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mit­tee, who walked the group through the ap­pli­ca­tion to con­firm it had no er­rors or de­fects.

“Ev­ery­one in the plan­ning com­mit­tee meet­ing was gen­er­ally sup­port­ive of the ap­pli­ca­tion,” McDaniel says in the fil­ing. “In fact, the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Po­lice for the City of Starkville asked the rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the fire depart­ment if we could use the pink fire truck and ev­ery­one laughed.”

One anony­mous city of­fi­cial is cred­ited

with help­ing the or­ga­ni­za­tion un­der­stand the ap­pli­ca­tion, but ad­vised the group to keep the LGBT-re­lated con­tent of the ap­pli­ca­tion “un­der the radar.”

McDaniel also crit­i­cized the lack of con­cerns raised by the al­der­men in op­po­si­tion to the pa­rade.

“I be­lieve it is ob­vi­ous that they de­nied the per­mit for Starkville Pride be­cause of the LGBT-re­lated is­sues we in­tended to ad­dress and the mes­sage in fa­vor of LGBT dig­nity and equal­ity we in­tended to spread,” McDaniel said in the fil­ing.

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