Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard is a student at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a progressive Baptist minister. He is organizing a march/rally for marriage equality to the Kentucky State Capitol to coincide with the Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Proposition 8.
Rev. Blanchard and his partner Dominique James were arrested in January after refusing to leave a county clerk’s office that denied them a marriage license. Blanchard told police he had a “spiritual obligation” to stay. “If we don’t act, we are accomplices in our own discrimination. We have to resist.” Read more