Several people in Elkton are trying to change a gay pride event by taking their concerns to the Town Council.
However Council Members say they is very little they can do.
Dozens of concerned Elkton residents gathered at the community center Monday night.
Their concern is not the matter of the gay pride rally itself, the issue is the name "Elkton" being associated with the rally.
Beverly Knight is an Elkton resident who stood up and spoke to Council.
Knight says, "I'm not racist, I'm not biased, this is a free country, but we have to be careful as to what we are going to allow attached to our names."
Mayor Roy Davis spoke and said that the town has no patent on the name Elkton and the town council has no control over dictating the name of the rally.
Jay Dean is a member of the Town council and says, "This is really not in our hands, we didn't sponsor it. We put up no money for it, we weren't even contacted"
Dean says, "They have constitutional rights, we as a governing body cannot interfere with those constitutional rights."
The gay pride event is October 9th and it will be held on Merck property.
The company says they are honored to be the organizers of the event.
We also contacted other sponsors of the event but they declined to comment.
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