Friday, March 19, 2004

Rhea County Reversal 

County Commissioners in Rhea County, Tennessee have reversed their decision to request a legislative change allowing them to charge gay men and lesbians in the county with crimes against nature. They are also trying to downplay their original stated intentions behind the requested ban.

"They wanted to send a message to our (state) representative and senator that Rhea County supports the ban on same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage is what it was all about," Fritts said. "There has just been so much misunderstanding about this. It was to stop people from coming here and getting married and living in Rhea County."

Other articles here and here.

Oh, so they just wanted to prevent individuals from living in the county. And the misunderstanding of their intent was...?

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:17 PM