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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:33 PM

Kentucky Minister Arrested After Trying To Marry His Same-Sex Partner

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/01/24/1490751/kentucky-minister-arrested-for-protesting-against-marriage-discrimination/

By Rebecca Leber on Jan 24, 2013 at 1:36 pm


Rev. Blanchard and Dominique James

A Kentucky Baptist minister protested on behalf of same-sex marriage by refusing to leave the county clerk’s office until he and his partner received a marriage license. Rev. Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard and Dominique James walked in — already knowing they would be refused — and were later arrested when the office closed. Blanchard said the sit-in showed they would not be “silent accomplices to our own discrimination.”

In an interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal, Blanchard pointed out that religious leaders stand behind his right to marriage:

We’re here today to give nonviolence witness and let folks know that even people of faith, most definitely people of faith are going to stand up to and say this is wrong We anticipate being denied and upon that denial we are going to sit down and not be moved and not leave as a sign of a method of nonviolent resistance. Because we feel if we do not resist we’re silent accomplices to our own discrimination.


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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:49 PM

1. David Bowie'S «Heroes»

And I
I can remember
Standing by the wall
And the guns shot above our heads
And we kissed
As though nothing could fall
And the shame fell on the other side

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