• Sue Neustel, left, and Ash McDaniel hold a sign before a commission meeting considering the issue of a resolution written by Blount County Commissioner Karen Miller, asking God for mercy as it is forced to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide sits during a meeting at the Blount County courthouse Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Maryville, Tenn. The resolution apparently didn't have a prayer of being considered Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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    County wants God’s mercy after gay marriage ruling