WATCH: Kentucky Minster Arrested After Marriage Equality Protest

The minister and his partner were arrested for trespassing after they refused to leave the clerk's office without a marriage license.

BY Lucas Grindley

January 24 2013 10:00 AM ET

After applying for a marriage license and being turned down Wednesday, the Reverend Maurice "Bojangles" Blanchard and Dominique James refused to leave the Jefferson County clerk's office. They were eventually arrested when the office closed for the day.

Blanchard told the Louisville Courier-Journal that he and his partner refuse to be "silent accomplices to our own discrimination."

Watch an interview with the Baptist minister and see video of the protest below.

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