Greene County Commissioner urges state to fight Supreme Court marriage ruling

Greene County, Tennessee Commissioner Jason Cobble is urging the full county commission to pass a resolution urging the State of Tennessee to resist the Supreme Court's recent marriage ruling.  WATE and WJHL have the story at this link.  It is up for a vote on Monday.

I spoke with Commissioner Cobble today.  It was a pleasant conversation just to try to find out the Commissioner's goals.  He wanted to talk about the Supreme Court redefining marriage, which is a common misunderstanding.  What they actually did was strike down a part of the Tennessee definition of marriage that conflicts with the 14th Amendment.  He said that his goal is nullification.  In other words, he wants the State to resist and ignore the Supreme Court ruling.  I do believe the State will continue to complain, but I don't see any viable way forward for the State to resist the Supreme Court ruling.

We are fortunate that people from Greene County have reached out and are fighting the resolution.  While the resolution would have almost no practical effect, I think it is unfortunate that LGBT adults and youth will have to have the merits of their lives attacked and debated by a local government.  And that is reason enough to stand against it.

TAKE ACTION:  If you wish to contact the members of the Greene County Commission and calmly urge them to vote NO on Commissioner Cobble's marriage resolution, we are providing their contact information below.  We ask that you not fight with these commissioners who need thoughtful discussion and reasons to oppose the resolution.  But a high volume of constructive contact may help them stand against it. 

FIRST DISTRICT


17th West Pines, 11th Baileyton, Baileyton Corporation, Woodlawn, 16th Lost Mountain, Union Temple, 12th Hardins, 21st Cross Anchor

CHARLES "TIM" WHITE
595 Charlie Doty Rd.
Greeneville, TN 37745

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-823-1412
 

 

DALE TUCKER
3835 Horton Hwy
Greeneville, TN 37745

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-234-4141
 

 

WADE MCAMIS
3010 Whitehouse Rd.
Greeneville, TN 37745

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-639-7711
 

 

SECOND DISTRICT


1st Forest Hills, 15th Chuckey, Jockey, 20th Newmansville, 14th Chuckey Doak

 

BRAD PETERS
265 Milligan Rd
Afton, TN  37616

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-639-4820
 

 

ZAK NEAS
5905 Erwin Hwy
Chuckey, TN  37641

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-444-6793
 

 

TED HENSLEY
1935 Earnest Rd
Chuckey, TN 37641

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-257-5352
ted.hensley@century21.com

 

THIRD DISTRICT


13th Tusculum North, Tusculum South, Tusculum Corp., 10-1 Tusculum View, East View

 

SHARRON COLLINS
95 Naples Lane
Greeneville, TN 37745

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-638-2907
 

 

ROBIN QUILLEN
2325 Fairview Rd
Afton, TN 37616

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-639-7353
robinq@southstatecontractors.com

 

JASON COBBLE
3270 Snapps Ferry Rd
Afton, TN 37616

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-470-1272

FOURTH DISTRICT


10-2 Courthouse, 24th Sunnyside, 2nd Flag Branch, 22nd Greystone

 

GEORGE CLEMMER
110 Sunnydale Rd
Greeneville, TN 37743

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-639-1289

 

EDDIE JENNINGS
1301 Pisgah Rd
Greeneville, TN 37743

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-741-7724
 

 

LYLE PARTON
10665 107-Cutoff
Greeneville, TN 37743

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-639-7997
 

 

FIFTH DISTRICT


9th Debusk, 3rd Caney Branch, 10-2 Middle School, 18th South Greene

 

PAMELA CARPENTER
625 Cedar Creek Cave Rd
Greeneville, TN 37743

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-636-8810
 

 

GERALD MILLER
3425 Kentucky Rd. S.
Greeneville, TN  37743

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-639-8020
 

 

TIM SHELTON
120 Little Brook Lane
Greeneville, TN  37743

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-620-5648

SIXTH DISTRICT


23rd Mosheim, Mosheim Corp., 7th Mt. Carmel, 19th Midway, 4th McDonald, Warrenburg, 6th Mohawk

 

FRANK WADDELL
1390 Little Chuckey Rd
Midway, TN  37809

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-329-6628

 

JOSH KESTERSON
105 Main St
Mosheim, TN  37818

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-972-3286
 

 

JOHN WADDLE

1105 Wilkerson Rd. PO Box 7

Mosheim, TN 37818

CONTACT INFORMATION
N/A

 

SEVENTH DISTRICT


High School, Highland Roby, 5th Orebank, 10-2 Andrew Johnson, 25th Glenwood, 8thMt. Pleasant

 

BUTCH PATTERSON
102 Alderman Dr
Greeneville, TN  37745

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-823-0285

 

JAMES RANDOLPH
68 Lancer Lane
Greeneville, TN 37743

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-823-0130
 

 

HILTON SEAY
2516 Old Kentucky Rd., W.,
Mosheim, TN 37818

CONTACT INFORMATION
423-422-4097

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