As you know, marriage equality remains illegal in Texas, where the lawmakers, at least the GOP, are keen to keep it that way. Hoping against hope to actually tie the knot, though, gay couple Mark “Major” Jiminez and Beau Chandler headed to the Dallas County Clerk's office yesterday to request a marriage license. Obviously they were turned down.
The men, however, refused to accept such an injustice, handcuffed themselves to each other and staged a sit-in. They were arrested a few hours later and may criminal trespass charges, which could in turn lead to a $2,000 fine and 180 days in jail. But reading over the Dallas Voice report, it seems everyone involved, including the clerks and arresting officers, were actually on the couple's side: