Gay Rights Battle Focuses on Dayton, Tennessee
Associate Press, May 5, 2004
DAYTON—Dayton, Tennessee, has
become the focal point in the fight over gay unions. Competing gatherings are
planned this week.
A courthouse march Friday is against same-sex marriage
and civil unions.
Then Saturday, a “Gay Day” is expected to draw 3,000
people to a park for a picnic, games and entertainment.
County commissioners in Dayton ignited the debate March
16th when they passed a resolution calling for a ban on gays and an amendment
to state law that would allow the county to charge homosexuals with crimes
That resolution was rescinded just two days later after
some commissioners said they misunderstood what they were doing.
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