Same-sex couples in six states will apply for marriage licences at clerk's offices today, knowing they will be turned away
Hundreds of same-sex marriage campaigners across the US will mark Valentine's Day by applying – and being rejected – for marriage licences.
The campaign, organised by a nationwide coalition including Marriage Equality USA and Get Equal, will see couples at 20 locations across six states travel to clerk's offices in a bid to draw attention to the disparity between straight and gay couples in America.
Same-sex marriage has come under the spotlight repeatedly over the last month after a federal appeals court overturned California's ban and Washington state passed a bill legalising it, while in January same-sex couples attempting to get married en masse in South Carolina were politely turned away.
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