Gay pride parade organizers sue Mississippi city over denial

  • Starkville Pride member Alexandra Hendon attempts to comfort organizer of Starkville Pride and the Pride Parade Bailey McDaniel, who cries after hearing the 4-3 vote denying the organization's request for an LGBT pride parade during the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (Logan Kirkland/The Starkville Daily News, via AP)

JACKSON, Miss. — Two women sued a Mississippi college town Monday over its denial of a permit for a gay pride parade, saying the city had denied their constitutional rights to free expression and equal protection.