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Gay Kentucky Couple Fined $0.01 For Staging Marriage Protest

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By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Nov 27, 2013
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  • 20 Comments
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      Mail them a cheque.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cagnazzo82
      Cagnazzo82

      Hand them a dollar, keep the change [snaps fingers].

      They should just respond in an extremely ridiculously gay manner.

      Nov 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery
      Rockery

      @Ruhlmann:

      Exactly. That’s exactly what I would do

      Nov 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Kentucky indeed seems to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century, lolol. They may well be in the top 20 states and W,DC to evolve with SSM! Hoorah!!!

      Nov 28, 2013 at 12:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff B
      Geoff B

      @Dakotahgeo: Couple that with the fact that Mitch McConnel is only polling in a tie with his likely general election opponent, my neighbor to the south might prove to be evolving. Good on this judge!

      Nov 28, 2013 at 12:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Geoff B: :-) This… is good!

      Nov 28, 2013 at 1:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      The cop thugs could have just sent them outside without arrest. The entire legal system is a joke from judges to cops to prosecutors to juries and most of all law-making “representatives.” Once you read or listen to Adventures In Legal Land by Marc Stevens you’ll never look at the clown courts the same.

      Online search: Fully Informed Jury Association.

      No victim = no crime.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 9:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      It was closing time…..even straights would have been asked to leave…

      Nov 28, 2013 at 10:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @jeff4justice: Sadly, I’m agraid you are correct. There was a time (probably around the ‘Wizard of Oz’ era) where the police were the most trusted people and the citizens honored them. Not today IF they even show up in an emergency, it’s usually 15-30 minutes late and they’re no earthly help. The prosecutors do their best but with ‘purchased’ Judges, the criminals usually walk or end up in medium security with the truly innocent. It’s a mess and I’ve seen it up close as a Chaplain and in close contact with inmates through a singing group I am with. Sad, sad era we’re going through.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayakriver
      kayakriver

      a 1 cent fine is symbolic, receiving the infraction is what matters.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      “They say they wanted to get married so they could adopt a child together.”

      Apples and oranges.

      Whatever its views on marriage, Kentucky already allows adoption by gays, as does every state.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • doug105
      doug105

      @jeff4justice: If you had bothered to read the story somewhere else you would see one of the cops took the time shake hands with them.

      Nov 28, 2013 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Volvoguy
      Volvoguy

      To the other Greg, yes they can adopt kids,
      only as a single parent not as a couple.
      U have to be a rep. Only telling half the story.
      Typical !!!

      Nov 29, 2013 at 7:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Volvoguy
      Volvoguy

      Putting them in jail, are u fucking kidding me.
      Where is Kentucky near Uganda, totally unreal
      Get ready Kentucky your on the list with tx.va,pa
      to go down on this discrimination and bigotry
      Another Cheney and bush victory, a-holes.

      Nov 29, 2013 at 7:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieru
      Kieru

      @jeff4justice: Assuming the coupled refused a police request that they leave the premises, the police had two options:

      1.) Arrest them for breaking the law; this allows them to physically remove the couple from the space.
      2.) Physically remove them without charges; risking a serious scandal and lawsuit.

      The police acted accordingly. The Judge and Jury acted responsibly and in a manner that shows while they must follow the law (which the couple DID violate), they find the couples reasons FOR the violation to be admirable.

      You should be happy with this turn of events, not using it as a podium for anti-police dialogue.

      Nov 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JDJase
      JDJase

      @the other Greg: If you don’t know what you’re talking about, you should refrain from commenting.

      @Kieru: My thoughts exactly.

      Nov 29, 2013 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iMort
      iMort

      If they went through the process of a jury trial, that is an excellent commitment of time and probably will do a lot of good!

      Nov 30, 2013 at 9:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @Volvoguy: @JDJase: My point was more that adoption and marriage are two entirely separate legal concepts.

      Gay couples in New York, for instance, were adopting for years (indeed decades) before marriage arrived there this year.

      But you are correct that Kentucky considers SINGLE gay people to be acceptable prospective adopters, but when KY is confronted with a gay COUPLE who wants to adopt, for some reason the state thinks this is weird.

      When I looked it up, you are right (the article says nothing about that angle, particularly), and I have to admit it never would have occurred to me that a state could be that fucked up. But, I live in civilization.

      Nov 30, 2013 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • newecreator
      newecreator

      @Cagnazzo82: Damn!

      Dec 3, 2013 at 1:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • newecreator
      newecreator

      Penny for their thoughts?

      Dec 3, 2013 at 1:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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