The two started by peacefully demonstrating outside of Metro Hall with a small group of people in the afternoon. Blanchard, who is a minister at Highland Baptist Church, then walked into the County Clerk’s office with James and asked to apply for a marriage license.
Same sex marriage is not legal in Kentucky, so the couple was denied their request. “It is humiliating to be told such a thing and it is degrading,” Blanchard said. The men began a sit-in in the office.
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