Dallas Gay Man's Protest of Marriage Laws Once Again Ends in Arrest

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Mark "Major" Jiminez and Beau Chandler, before their arrest last month.
It's been almost a month since Beau Chandler and Mark "Major" Jiminez walked into the Dallas County Records building to apply for a marriage license. Chandler and Jiminez being men, and this being Texas, they were denied, but the couple had the foresight to bring handcuffs, which they placed on their wrists before sitting down in the middle of the room. They they stayed until the building closed, and they were arrested for criminal trespass.

After their first court appearance yesterday morning, they returned to the Records Building, where straight people get and gay people get denied marriage licenses. Jiminez again brought handcuffs, which he attached to the queue rope in protest of four same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses. Again, he was arrested for criminal trespass. Chandler remained unshackled so he could pay his partner's bail money, according to the Dallas Voice.

According to the Facebook page created for the original protest, Jiminez was released from jail at about 1:30 a.m.


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Tiredofbigots
Tiredofbigots

As a Christinan, I am always surprised by odd uses of the Bible to justify hatred. The Word of God is infallible, but the Bible has been written, edited, and translated by humans. We ARE very fallible. To use one verse to advocate hatred, but ignore others is hypocrisy.  Don't believe me?  See if you really support all of these versus without question.  Keep your faith, but judge not lest ye be judged. Any person who curseth his father or mother must be killed (Lev 20:9).  People who have flat noses, or are blind or lame, cannot go to an altar of God (Lev 21:17-18).  Stone disobedient children (Duet 21:18-21).  Men aren't allowed to trim their beards or shave their heads (Lev 21:5).   However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you.  You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land.  You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance.  (Lev 25:44-46). I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery (Matthew 19:9).

Russp
Russp

Their point could be better made in Austin or at the offices of their state legislators where the laws that could change the rules would be written instead of at a county office or local chicken joint where they just inconvenience and annoy the very people who may get to vote on whether they are given right to marry. And yes, most of what people call rights have been given us by politicians (guns, women's vote, abortion). 

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

coal chute 'love' IS JUST NASTY.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Gluttony is condemned as an abomination in Leviticus.  As they shove quantities of fried chicken and fried potatoes down their gullets, these bigots should be reminded of that.

ChristianGayMan
ChristianGayMan

I applaud these brave freedom fighters!  Homophobia is a sin like lying, stealing and murder.  Those choosing the heterosexual lifestyle should not have special rights just because they sleep with the opposite sex.  Patriotic gay Americans pay the same taxes as heterosexuals and should have the same rights. 

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

Again, what did Jesus say about homosexuals?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

....still waiting.   Why did he not say anything worth recording on the issue?   If who we are attracted to isn't a choice (I never chose to like women, just do)  then it's hard to call it a sin.  Bishop John Shelby Spong makes this argument and encourages people to engage in productive, positive, life and faith affirming unions.  Jesus did say to let he who is without sin to throw the first stone.  Considering the craven nature of our politicians, they have no standing to accuse anyone of wrongdoing or sin. 

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

I most heartily approve of this kind of Gandhi-esque civil disobedience.  In future, the backward state of Texas will finally evolve, thanks to changing demographics and the influx of free-thinking progressives.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

There is something just viscerally repugnant  when I see men wear their sunglasses on top of their heads.

Russp
Russp

Not a very strong argument. There is no mention of Jesus speaking out against mass shootings at movie theaters either but I doubt that means he would have approved.

rufuslevin
rufuslevin

 @holmantx

 that is not the only mistake they have about where organs are located and for what purpose they exist.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

 @holmantx I'm not a fan of the "Man Tiara".  Looking around the field at any Ranger's game, it is clear that it's not just a look for princesses and beauty queens any more...

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

 @Russp you're clearly mistaken.  The golden rule can never justify murder.  You need to go back to elementary logic and Sunday school to boot.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

 @Russp Jesus said "all the law and the prophets can be summed up in the Golden Rule."  You are the weakest link

Russp
Russp

Both of these are just the "do unto others" thing which in the case of someone looking for suicide by cop, would justify a mass shooting (doing to others what he wants done to him). My main point is that using a book of questionable authorship and accuracy is not the best way to defend a point of view in today's world.

 

And if you do choose to use it, is there not a condemnation of a man who lays with another man? Can't very well call it the word of god and then pick and choose what parts you want to believe and follow.

Russp
Russp

 @scottindallas Can you please tell me the bible passage that shows Jesus quoting the golden rule? And I know that thing about "Thall shallt not kill" was someone elses statement.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

 @joe.tone Uh...  hello!  I expressed an opinion and was attacked for it.  Go "moderate" the attackers.

RTGolden
RTGolden

 @observist I was wondering the same thing.  I figure there must be more there than meets the eye.

observist
observist topcommenter

 @joe.tone Huh?  What?  Of all the needlessly dickish things posted in UFP comment threads, this is the first scolding I've every seen from a "moderator"... and for something so benign.  Is this the start of some kind of new civility enforcement?  Has anyone introduced you to Gat2/Divershitty/Travonasaurus/ 1MoreReason/RufusLevin?

 

joe.tone
joe.tone moderator

 @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Yo, Myrna: Look at the stretch from "Hyporbole often" to attacking someone's basic math skills. You're being a dick, and needlessly so. Please stop.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

 @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Hardly.  I'm simply suggesting that putting the actions of these two men in the same sentence as Gandhi is a reach at best.

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