County in Tennessee rescinds ban on homosexuals
By unanimous vote, Rhea County, Tenn., has rescinded its two-day-old ban of homosexuals. According to The Associated Press (AP), the “original vote was meant to show support for the state’s ban on same-sex marriages, county Attorney Gary Fritts said Thursday.” Fritts told the AP that the county commissioners “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. There just has been so much misunderstanding about this. It was to stop people from coming here and getting married and living in Rhea County.” According to the AP, deputies had to escort the commissioners to and from Thursday’s meeting. For more information, visit http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=519&ncid=718&e=8&u=/ap/20040319/ap_on_re_us/county_gay_ban.