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Nonviolent protest in Atlanta
January 7, 2013 - Five same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses at the Probate Court at the Dekalb County courthouse in Decatur as part of the WE DO campaign. The WE DO campaign calls for "for full equality under federal law for LGBT individuals and families."
Rob Anglin (left) and Jens Palsgaard (center) were among those who applied for a marriage license. Their request was denied.
"This is the law and I am an officer of the court, a clerk of the court," said Mary Jones, the Probate Court's senior tech. "I just can't do it, I am so sorry."
Anglin responded to the clerk: "I understand and I respect that. Hopefully things will change in the future and you will be able to let people have their day together and be afforded the respect that they deserve."
Uploaded: Jul 29, 2013
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