USA, Kentucky: Gay Couple Goes to Trial Over Marriage Equality Trespassing Case

Written by scott on November 26th, 2013

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A gay couple in Louisville, Kentucky who refused to leave the county clerk’s office when they were denied a marriage license has been charged with trespassing.

The Courier–Journal reports:

In a trial that may turn into a political spectacle, lawyers selected seven jurors Monday to hear the case of the gay couple charged with trespassing last January, when they refused to leave the Jefferson County Clerk’s office after they were denied a marriage license… After they were cited Jan. 22, James and Blanchard, who was ordained as a minister last year at Highland Baptist Church, claimed they had a spiritual obligation to oppose Kentucky’s constitutional amendment banning performing or recognizing gay marriage. They were jailed briefly when they refused to accept a citation.

Kentucky’s anti-marriage equality law is currently being challenged in court. Has anyone seen any polling out of Kentucky?

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