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Valentine’s Day Protest, LGBT Couples Denied Marriage Licenses

by dav.d

I had the opportunity to be photojournalist for the afternoon of Valentine’s Day. Being perpetually single I have plenty of time!

The Utah Pride Center organized a peaceful protest that featured different religious denominations speaking out for marriage equality for LGBT couples. There were more than a dozen families and couples that arrived to apply for and be denied the right to marry in the state of Utah. There was news coverage from several local new channels.

Jackie Biskupski addresses the crowd

Jackie Biskupski, the first openly lesbian representative in Utah

It was wonderful to see people of faith support the LGBT community and to see couples that have lived their lives together for many years. Hopefully the Supreme Court will rule in favor of marriage equality, in the meantime we will continue to fight for equality.

Same sex couples apply for marriage license

Couples fill out paperwork for marriages in the state of Utah

Perhaps someday I will find someone to date and then marry as well! Hooray for optimism!

A couple talks to the audience after being denied equality

A couple talks to the audience after being denied equality

Local news coverage interviews the same sex couples

A gay couple is interviewed by the local news

People listen to different ministers speak on equality

Several local denominations gathered to show support

The LGBT couples line up for marriage licenses

More than a dozen LGBT couples line up for marriage licenses

A family with same sex parents apply for a marriage license

A daughter watches as her two moms are denied a marriage license

A lesbian couple are denied a marriage license

A lesbian couple are denied a marriage license

Joe and Russ Baker-Gorringe apply for a marriage license

Joe and Russ Baker-Gorringe were married in California and denied in Utah

A lesbian couple is denied a marriage license

Utah law denies LGBT couples the right to marry

A gay couple is denied a marriage license

A gay couple is denied equality

People listen to different ministers speak on equality

People gather in the atrium which was decorated for Valentine’s Day

Local news channel coverage

A local news station covers the news of same sex couples being denied equality

Joe and Russ Baker-Gorringe speak to the protest

Joe and Russ Baker-Gorringe talk to the audience

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