The county commissioners in Dent County have voted unanimously to lower the U.S. and Missouri flags once a month through June 26, 2016, to “mourn” the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling invalidating state bans of same-sex marriage.
Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles filed a letter calling that ruling, “blatant judicial overreach.” He also wrote that the ruling was a “despicable Supreme Court travesty.”
The Salem News reports Skiles wrote that the ruling was, “the U.S. high court’s stamp of approval of what God speaks of as an abomination.”
The County’s first- and second- district commissioners, Dennis Purcell and Gary Larson, joined Skiles in voting for the motion to lower the flags to lower than half-staff on the 26th of each month for a year.
Cindy Howard, KSMO, contributed to this report