Dallas Men Arrested After Marriage Sit-In
Two gay men were arrested in a Dallas marriage license office yesterday after they staged a sit-in upon being refused.
Mark Jiminez and Beau Chandler say they were protesting Texas' ban on gay marriage, passed in 2005. The two men went to the clerk's office Wednesday afternoon to file for a marriage license they knew they wouldn't receive. When they were denied, Jiminez and Chandler sat down and handcuffed their arms together. They were eventually led out by Dallas sheriff's deputies. Dallas television station WFAA reports that Chandler signed paperwork Thursday to change his legal last name to Jiminez, even though they weren't married.VIDEO: Via the Dallas Voice.