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US county expected to cancel plan to ‘mourn’ gay marriage decision

Sarah Charlton July 14, 2015

A county commission in Missouri is expected to rescind its plan to ‘mourn’ the gay marriage decision by the Supreme Court for a year.

Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles said the commission will meet to rescind the decision, “out of respect for veterans and those currently serving in the military.” Reported The Salem News.

The three person commission of Dent County, Missouri caused a stir when it made a unanimous decision to lower the flag outside the county courthouse and judicial building on the 26th of each month for a year.

The lowering of the flag was intended to remind the citizens of the “despicable Supreme Court travesty” that legalised same-sex marriage on the 26th June 2015.

As a response to the initial vote, 26-year-old resident, Alex Sellers, started an online petition and asked the commission to rescind it’s decision.

At time of publication, there were more than 1,000 signatures.

“I wanted it out there that we’re not all a bunch of closed-minded individuals mourning the Supreme Court decision.” Sellers told Dispatch. “This is not just a backward place. There’s another side of this.”

The committee was expected to meet on either Tuesday or Wednesday in order to formally rescind the order.

More: Commission, county courthouse, Dent County Mo., judicial building, lower flag, same sex marriage, supreme court, US

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