In North Carolina, gay marriage and rights prevail once again as transgender couple gets marriage license in Rowan County.
The Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis, had been refusing to issue same sex marriage licenses, after the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage in late June, due to her religious beliefs. But she did issue a marriage license for a transgender man and his now wife earlier this year. It seems she initially thought that Camryn Colen was a straight man.
The couple, Camryn and Alexis Colen had entered the Rowan County Courthouse in March, clerk Kim Davis did not ask for the trans man’s birth certificate. He identifies as male, despite the fact that his birth certificate writes he’s female. But, at the present time, fortunately, they are husband and wife. Moreover, they have a six-month-old daughter whose name is Lakota.
The couple says that everything revolves around their daughter, as they are really cautious and concerned about her and they love her very much. After all, that’s how the core of a family’s value should be. They reported to the press they would make sure she’s fed and well taken care of, on a daily basis. They really want to see a smile on their child’s face every day. Bottom line, they’re a happy, prosperous family, as Camryn said that, otherwise, they wouldn’t want things to change.
Moreover, Camryn served in the army national guard, having been previously deployed to Iraq, whereas in 2009 he was stationed at Fort Hood. He was there when a man opened fire, killing 13 people and injuring dozens more. Due to these traumatic events, he suffered from PTSD, but he’s been recovering. He had suffered back and neck injuries in Iraq, but, physically, he’s also feeling better. He said that his tough life experiences had prepared him for the battle he’s currently fighting.
The Colen family feared speaking about their marriage, for fear of their daughter’s safety and fear for controversy. Moreover, Alexis said that they wanted to fight for equal rights primarily for their daughter, as she grew older. The best news is that public support for their cause has been overwhelming.
The Rowan County Rights Coalition held a rally which gathered approximately 100 people who showed support for gay marriage. Gay rights activists said that Davis must comply to the Supreme Court’s decision in legalizing gay marriage, as they went by the Beatles motto: “All you need is love.”
Protesters who support gay rights and marriage finally pointed out that it was appalling that clerk Kim Davis refused to comply to the US law, in stating that gay marriage was against God. Gay rights activists’ efforts were to put an end to discrimination once and for all, in banishing prejudice in Rowan County.
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