Contact: Chris Sanders, (615) 390-5252 or [email protected]
Nashville, TN--The Tennessee Equality Project celebrates the failure of the Washington County anti-marriage equality resolution, which lacked the votes for a constitutional majority in the early hours of February 23.
In a meeting that ran over 6 hours and included approximately 50 speakers on both sides of the resolution, citizens of Washington County debated the Bible and the Constitution, morality and inclusion, and different understanding of family.
TEP congratulates all those who showed up in red to oppose the resolution and to speak against it. We also thank those county commissioners who spoke and voted against the measure.
The Washington County resolution is the first in Northeast Tennessee to come up for a vote and fail. Greene, Johnson, Hawkins, and Sullivan Counties have passed similar resolutions in recent months. For a map of anti-marriage equality resolutions and their fates around the state, go to this link. The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County passed a pro-marriage equality resolution in February.