First couple denied marriage license by Kentucky clerk exchanges vows

April Miller (R) and Karen Roberts speak outside the county clerk's office after obtaining a marriage license in Morehead, Kentucky, September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Bittenbender

On Saturday, April Miller and Karen Roberts exchanged wedding vows in Morehead, Kentucky, before a packed room of cheering well-wishers wearing matching rainbow-colored #LoveWins buttons. Nothing unusual about this, if it were not for the fact this couple, who have been together for 11 years and care for a disabled daughter together, had not been the first to be controversially denied a wedding license by Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. Along with three other couples, they decided to file a lawsuit against Davis, who had stop issuing the licenses to same-sex couples citing “God’s authority”.  The weekend wedding was attended by 125 people, including some activists the couple met just a few months ago, who had stood by them throughout the saga. “It’s been an amazing journey and we’d like to thank all the people who stood with us from 30 June to today,” Miller said to the assembled guests. “This is your party too.” And the couple had one rule for guests: do not mention Kim Davis. “This is about us and our wedding,”  Roberts said.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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