Kentucky, USA: Gay Minister and Partner Sit-In for Marriage Equality, Get Arrested

Written by scott on January 23rd, 2013

KentuckyYesterday an openly gay Kentucky pastor and his partner were arrested for refusing to leave a Louisville city clerk’s office after being denied a marriage license.

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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  1. Jay isaacs says:

    Yes we here in Louisville appreciate Maurice and his husband. We have to remeber it only takes one person to make change happen!

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