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Monday, 18 December 2017 18:14

Tennessee: Hamblen County to vote on anti-LGBT resolution

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Hamblen County Government


No choice, the Hamblen County Commission will vote on a resolution that would condemn the equal marriage.

The resolution urges Tennessee's governor and legislators to push back on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country.

The Hamblen County Commission is forced to vote. Last Monday, a committee approved the resolution with a 7-1 vote. As a result, the commission is due to vote on December 21 as Hamblen County Commission Chairman Louis "Doe" Jarvis told the Knoxville News Sentinel. Note that Jarvis opposes the measure.

"I believe that the Supreme Court sets the ultimate law for us," Jarvis said in a phone interview Tuesday.

Right-wing group Patriot's Brigade of Tennessee introduced this resolution. They describe themselves as "a gathering of individuals who have received Jesus Christ" who aim to "restore ... a Christian form of government." Oh, God….

The Patriot's Brigade had introduced a similar resolution in Sullivan County in December 2015 and several other resolutions across Tennessee counties.

Let's hope that the Hamblen County Commission will disapprove the measure.


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