Thursday, February 12, 2009

Marriage Protest in New York

Hundreds of couples were turned away from City Hall when they attempted to get a licences, protesting the ban on marriage equality in New York. It's part of Freedom to Marry Day, which includes protests around the country:

Wearing signs that said "Just Not Married," the activists were part of a wave of demonstrations expected throughout the day at marriage bureaus or county clerks' offices from New York City to California, in communities large and small.

Matt Flanders, 37, of Brooklyn, participated with his 29-year-old partner, Will Jennings. Both wore gold engagement rings.

When he was denied a marriage license, Flanders said he told officials: "'I should be able to marry the person I love.' And they said, `We can only offer you a domestic partnership.'"