Last edited: June 12, 2004

Rhea County Commission to Consider Gay Marriage Ban Again

Associated Press, June 10, 2004

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Two days later they rescinded the action, claiming their intent was to support a ban on gay marriage.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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