Baptist minister arrested for demanding marriage to same-sex partner
REV. Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard and Dominique James want to be married. Blanchard, a Baptist minister in Kentucky, was arrested when he refiused to elave the county clerk’s office until they;’d been granted a licence. He knew one would not be forthcoming/
He tells the Louisville Courier-Journal:
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.
Why can’t they be married? It’s their lives: