Gay faith leader arrested trying to marry partner

Maurice "Bojangles" Blanchard

Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard

BY REBECCA LEBER
ThinkProgress.org

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.”

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