Dickson County approves anti-gay marriage resolution

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — Dickson County commissioners have unanimously approved a resolution to disagree with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

WTVF-TV (http://bit.ly/1OEK4tV ) reports Tuesday night’s decision made Dickson the sixth county in the state to approve a resolution such as this. The resolution asks for an amendment to the U.S. constitution to give states the power to define marriage.

In 2006, Tennessee voted to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

A large crowd of residents showed up to the commission meeting. Some wore blue in support of the resolution; others wore red in support of same-sex marriage.

Commissioner Jeff Eby says the resolution was approved to let the state know how the county feels about the issue.