Same sex marriage supporters to turn out for RuCo commission meeting Thursday

Jan 11, 2016


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The gay rights advocacy group Tennessee Equality Project is encouraging its supporters to attend county commission meetings where anti-same-sex marriage resolutions are being voted on, including at least two scheduled for here in the mid-state.

Chris Sanders with the Nashville based Equality Project says the group is keeping track of resolutions introduced at the county level that encourage Tennessee’s state and national elected officials to resist the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling legalizing gay marriage.

Sanders says that to date, five Tennessee counties have already passed such non-binding resolutions, another 14 are considering doing so.

Here in the mid-state, the Rutherford and Dickson County Commissions have such resolutions on their agendas for this week and next.

Sanders says the group is using social media to rally support, including a Facebook invitation to the Rutherford County meeting.

“In other counties we’ve had as many as 200 people attend these meetings. Right now, 130 people have RSVPed so we think we’ll get a good turnout Thursday night.”

A similar effort is planned for early next week when the Dickson County Commission will consider a similar resolution.