Rhea County Commission to Consider Gay Marriage Ban Again
Associated Press, June 10,
DAYTON—Rhea County commissioners
are still battling the issue of same-sex marriage.
In March, county commissioners approved a resolution
seeking to ban gays and declare homosexuality a crime against nature.
Two days later they rescinded the action, claiming their
intent was to support a ban on gay marriage.
Now commissioners will consider a resolution urging state
and federal lawmakers to adopt Tennessee’s current marriage law as
amendments to the U.S. and state constitutions.
Tennessee lawmakers this year began a multistep process
of amending the state Constitution to forbid recognition of same-sex marriage.
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