Dallas Gay Couple REARRESTED

Mark Major Jiminez

Crime (?) Scene Revisited
As you may remember from gayagenda.com’s post (http://gayagenda.com/”Marriage applicants face charges,” July 16, 2012), Dallas gay couple Beau Chandler and Mark “Major” Jiminez were arrested on July 5th for “criminal trespassing” after applying for a marriage license in Texas, a state that doesn’t permit same-sex marriage.
After being denied the marriage license, they, handcuffed to each other, staged a sit-in and were charged with Criminal Trespass. They appeared in court at the Frank Crowley Courthouse August 2, as expected, after meeting with supporters. Initially, they could have faced a $2000 fine and an 180-day jail sentence for Civil Disobedience.… more

Marriage applicants face charges

Chandler and Jiminez

On July 5th, a loving couple walk into a Dallas County clerk’s office to apply for a marriage license. They were engaged the previous spring when a ring was placed inside a pancake. Unlike many couples, however, this one knew they wouldn’t get a license. You see this couple, Mark “Major” Jiminez and Beau Chandler are gay in a state, Texas, that banned gay marriage in 2005.

“We’re All Supposed To Be Created Equal” – Jiminez
The couple had considered travelling to another state to wed, but decided that there was little reason given that their marriage would be considered void at home.… more