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Gay marriage advocates want apology from Palazzo

By: Magnolia Tribune - February 6, 2014

Protestors want apology for Rep. Palazzo’s gay marriage remarks

He doesn’t speak for all of us. That’s the message dozens of protesters carried as they marched to the Downtown Gulfport office of Congressman Steven Palazzo. The controversy started over comments Congressman Steven Palazzo made after this year’s Grammys. The awards show featured a group marriage ceremony that included some same sex couples.

Afterwards the congressman wrote on his campaign Facebook page. “Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn’t value the same conservative beliefs we do in Mississippi. Last night’s demonstration at the #Grammys is a perfect example of their disconnect.”

See Congressman Palazzo’s original Facebook post here:

On Wednesday, those words had protestors taking to the streets. One step at time more than 60 people made the walk to the congressman’s office.

“Our message today is just to let him know that he doesn’t speak for all of us,” said Jeff White, organizer. “He doesn’t speak for the entire state of Mississippi. He speaks for a select few and we would like him to apologize because he’s furthering the stigma of how people perceive Mississippi to be.”


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