Congressman Urges FBI to Investigate Death of Openly Gay Mayoral Candidate in Mississippi

Steve Neavling 

A Mississippi congressman is urging the FBI to join an investigation into the slaying of an openly gay mayoral candidate, the Associated Press reports.

Marco McMillian, 34, was running for mayor in Clarksdale when someone dragged him of out a car and beat him to death, the AP wrote.

The 22-year-old suspect has been charged but the motive is unclear.

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson wants the bureau to investigate to determine whether any federal laws – such as a hate crime against a gay man – were broken.

Mississippi’s hate crime statute doesn’t protect people for sexual orientation.

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