Gaston Co. Commissioners Approve Marriage Resolution

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GASTONIA, NC — Despite some opposition from residents, Gaston County Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday night opposing same-sex marriage.

Commissioner Jason Williams drafted the resolution to support state leaders who are appealing a judge’s decision to allow same-sex marriages in North Carolina.  It declares marriage as the union between one man and one woman.  Before they voted, commissioners heard from members of the community.

“Just because the vote didn’t pass in the favor of the minority, now they want to go through the legal issues through the activist judges,” said Dallas, NC resident Lindsay Masters.

“We know in Gaston County that their feelings have not changed,” said Bessemer City resident Karen Turner.  “So it’s just redundant for them to put out another resolution.”

She’s talking about a similar resolution Gaston County Commissioners passed in 2012 to show support for Amendment One.