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From the great state of Tennessee:
Voters in Rhea County have elected five new people to the County Commission and say a short-lived request for a ban on homosexualty was only one issue in the change.
People who live in the Dayton area say overcrowded schools and how the county is handling growth also drove the election on Thursday.
Wait… the County Commission didn’t really vote to ban homosexuality, did it?
In March 2004, commission members voted unanimously voted to ask state lawmakers to introduce legislation amending Tennessee’s criminal code so the county could charge homosexuals with crimes against nature.
Wow. That has to be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard — oh, wait:
Two days later, they rescinded the vote, saying they didn’t understand they were voting to ban homosexuality in the county.