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Lesbian Arrested For Protesting North Carolina's Gay-Marriage Ban

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Unless you're trying to be a vampire and spent the last week sleeping in a coffin, then you're well aware of North Carolina's news-breaking gay-marriage ban.

Appalled by such an unequal sign of our nation's social climate, nine same-sex couples of Winston-Salem went straight to the Registry of Deeds to protest.

The couples, many of whom brought their children, all applied for a marriage license. And they were all rejected, one by one.

One man even went as far as to request the clerk's printed rejection and date on his application for record. The clerk complied, and Brent Morin then said:

I just want to point out that we're married in the District of Columbia, our nation's capital. Thank you.

So upset by the state of affairs, one woman refused to leave until her application could be recognized. Mary Jamis, 52, and straight friend Mary Lea Bradford (who joined in support) were arrested for refusing to leave 30 minutes after closing.

Wow… It's a shame, isn't it???

It's a shame that we still live in an era where otherwise outstanding citizens have to face arrest to get their non-violent message across.

[Image via AP Images.]

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17 comments to “Lesbian Arrested For Protesting North Carolina's Gay-Marriage Ban”

  1. Adam says – reply to this


    In this case, I'd be proud to be arrested. Did she deserve to be arrested? Sure, she was on closed premises and refused to leave. But is she getting headlines? Heck yes she is! She's on Perez, HuffPo, ThinkProg and many more. Rock on!!

  2. Pusi Waters says – reply to this


    Why, oh why, oh why
    are the Democrats going to hold their convention in Charlotte ?
    North Carolina is full of bigots, and racist, and the Dems are going to be spending millions, and millions of $$$
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz as head Democratic Convention should be fired for ever having come up with that location, or for not being bright enough to change the location
    after all the problems
    Remember in North Carolina right now you have John Edwards on trial for stealing campaign $$$ to pay off his whore, while he was running for president

  3. 3

    This is the rotten apple theory at work. All those stupid gays who threw glitter in the past ruin it for the polite ones. Besides, I love how you make this a story without having all the info. We live in the United States of America, you cannot be arrested for no reason

  4. Wrenn says – reply to this


    The residents of NC…and 31 other states have spoken. Majority rules…whether you like it or not.

  5. 5

    what a disgrace give them equal rights already u the most backward nation on earth or equal to the most bacward nations

  6. 6

    I want to marry my goldfish. I'm going to start a movement that would allow me to marry whatever I want. After all, now that same-sex is legal, what's the difference if I want to marry my goldfish?

  7. 7

    Another case where gays think they are special. So you know gay marriage is banned. You know the clerks that handle those things are employees and do not have the power meaning they have to comply with the law.

    Refusing to leave after a government establishment close and refusing to leave is indeed trespassing. She wasn't arrested for protesting. She was arrested for trespassing or w/e that charge may be. There goes the far left at it again.

  8. 8

    Lock all the gays up, and throw away the key! Problem solved. If they have children give them to worthy and deserving families.

  9. Will says – reply to this


    Re: Wrenn – Three wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner is no way to run a country or protect the weak. If your theory held true all the white people could vote to bring back slavery and you would consider it ok since the majority spoke.

  10. 10

    They voted no to gay marrige….get over it

  11. rachel says – reply to this


    what about the police officers that are bi sexual or lesbian? stupid stupid law what has the world come to

  12. 12

    haha that cop looks like she wants to do a lez porn with the other coper right there. Woah. Funny shit

  13. 13

    Is that cop sporting justin beiber hair ?? No shit she is

  14. 14

    Re: kiks32 – Hum… You really think so ? The police do what they want to do. Open your eyes.

  15. 15

    It just goes to show that the will of the people is being subverted by a handful of criminals. The gay agenda must be stopped.

  16. WillowWynde says – reply to this


    Re: Pusi Waters – Generalize much? NC isn't full of bigots and racists. No more than any other state. As for bringing up Edwards, who cares? He didn't do what he did because he lives in NC, he did what he did because he is an ass. Trust me, plenty of political people in tons of different states are just as disgusting!

  17. Steve McGinnis says – reply to this


    Every state is full of bigots, and if NC has more bigots, thats even more reason to have the convention in NC. ITs all about becoming more familiar with people different from yourself and educating. I've lived in NC, CA and now live in Florida. Of the 31 states who've passed this amendment through voting, NC was the last of the 30 states to do so and they have the second closest vote behind Virginia. All the major cities in NC..Winston-Salem included voted AGAINST the amendment. Its the rural areas that came out in droves to vote for the amendment. Charlotte is a progressive, beautiful city and a perfect place for the Democrat convention. I know both of these ladies who were arrested. They moved to NC from other areas and its my guess they would live no where else. But they are very determined to make the place they live even better. :)