The legislature in Mississippi, the last state with the Accomplice battle emblem on its flag, voted by a large margin Sunday to alter the state’s flag after 126 years.
The invoice now heads to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, who has pledged to signal it, saying the argument over the flag had turn into as divisive because the flag itself. The Republican-dominated Home of Representatives and Senate voted 91 to 23 and 37 to 14, respectively, on Sunday to switch the flag.
Momentum to scrap the flag took form quickly over the weekend, ending a stalemate within the legislature. On Saturday, massive majorities in the House and Senate backed a resolution clearing the best way for the invoice’s introduction.
Sen. Derrick Simmons, a Democrat, stated the invoice represents a vote for the Mississippi of tomorrow. “I stand for my two sons who’re 1 and 6 years outdated, who must be educated in colleges, be capable to frequent companies and specific their black voices in public areas that every one fly an emblem of affection, not hate, an emblem of unity, not division.”