Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day Protests in New York

Valentine's Day provided supporters of gay marriage the opportunity to make some timely political statements. Four members of Queer Rising were arrested after they chained themselves to the New York City Marriage Bureau where four same0sex couples were denied marriage licenses earlier in the day.

A few days earlier in Buffalo, Kitty Lambert (right) and her partner Cheryle Rudd were denied a marriage license.  Lambert then asked a random man from a crowd to marry highlight the "insane" (her word) laws that only allow heterosexual.  She and this stranger were immediately granted a license.

And yesterday in Central Park, performance artist/ activist Rev. Billy (left) performed a group "unmarriage" ceremony for straight couples unwilling to partake of marriage until "love is the law."

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