A Dallas couple on Thursday staged a second sit-in to protest Texas' gay marriage ban.

Mark “Major” Jiminez and Beau Chandler returned to the Dallas County Clerk's office where they had been arrested in July for staging a sit-in after they were denied a marriage license and again asked for a marriage application. After the pair was denied a license for a second time, they once again clasped their hands together and refused to leave. Jiminez was eventually carted off by police and charged with trespassing.

The couple's second protest took place after they had left their first court appearance for July's offense, Dallas-based WFAA reported.

“How is our marriage going to affect your life?” Jiminez told reporters. “When you're sitting down to the dinner table, how is the fact that we're married going to affect your life, at all? It's not! So why are you worried about it?”

Chandler earlier told gay weekly Dallas Voice that Jiminez had proposed to him in May: “He made breakfast and I was eating pancakes and found a ring inside. He asked if I would be his husband.”

The couple is planning a symbolic wedding ceremony in September to coincide with Dallas Gay Pride.