Tennessee just can’t handle the truth … the truth that The Gays can get married.
And now Unicoi County appears poised to become the next in a growing number of Tennessee counties to join a state and national movement calling for an override of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage.
Naturally, this all began with a move by one of those so-called ‘family values’ groups, AKA a Hate Group, the idiotically acronym’d FACT, [Family Action Council of Tennessee], to Just Say No to marriage equality, spurring the Unicoi County Commission to a vote that County Attorney Doug Shults review two versions of a resolution asking the Tennessee General Assembly to uphold the state constitution’s definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman and to refuse to accept the Supreme Court’s “lawless” opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges as “a binding precedent for any parties other than those involved” in the landmark case.
The first resolution is the same one adopted earlier this year by another Tennessee county, Johnson County commissioners and the second is a similar resolution drafted by FACT attorney and former state legislator Doug Fowler some say is more constitutionally sound.
In addition to Johnson County, similar resolutions have already been adopted in Sullivan, Greene and McMinn counties. Hawkins County commissioners are expected to their give second and final reading, followed by an approval of the resolution this month, and FACT is currently working toward the passage the resolution in Carter County.
Of course, in order to have this so-called “lawlessness’ overturned the wingnuts would need 38 of the 50 states to fall in line with discrimination, inequality, and just plain hatred for the LGBT community. And, as more time passes and these rednecks begin to realize that Adam and Steve's marriage isn’t hurting anyone at all — not to mention that these rednecks taxpayers might be footing the bill for their frivolous lawsuits — I think it’ll be hard fight for the inequality folks to turn the clock back on same-sex marriage.
But it doesn’t make it any easier on Tennessee, which is beginning to look like the Center of Stupidity … taking over the title from Texas.