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Proclaiming Pride gets controversial

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County Judge Clay Jenkins and three of four commissioners at Dallas County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, June 7, with members of the LGBTQ community declaring June Pride Month in Dallas County. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Two points in county resolution spur discussion at commissioners court DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writertaffet@dallasvoice.com County Commissioner Theresa Daniel wrote this year’s Dallas County Commissioners Court Pride proclamation, just as she’s done each year since she was first elected to the court.

And this week when the resolution was presented to the commissioners, Commissioner Elba Garcia seconded the resolution declaring June Pride Month in Dallas County, just as she’s done every year since Daniel’s been writing it.

Then, for the first time during his term in office, Commissioner J.J. Koch — who has always voted for the Pride resolution since joining the court, unlike his predecessor, who refused even to be in the room for the reading of the document — told the people who had come to see the proclamation passed that he would abstain from voting because of the last two provisions.

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