Equality House on Saturday hosted the wedding of a lesbian couple in its front yard, which is located across the street from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas.

Aaron Jackson's charity Planting Peace owns the house. In March, a team of volunteers painted it rainbow colors and named it Equality House.

Westboro Baptist Church, infamous for coining the phrase “God Hates Fags,” has said its members protest the funerals of fallen American soldiers because they died protecting a nation which supports homosexuality.

Kimberly Kidwell and Katie Short tied the knot in front of family and friends. The wedding, while not legal, sent a powerful message.

According to The Huffington Post, the church protested with signs in its front yard and a banner over its wooden fence.

Jackson said that the symbolic wedding was timed to coincide with two cases related to gay marriage currently before the Supreme Court.

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“We wanted to help play a role in bringing light to this critical issue,” Jackson said. “None of us knows exactly how the court is going to rule, but no matter what they say, there is still a lot of work to be done.”

The women live in Arkansas, where marrying a member of the same sex is also prohibited.

“Since it's illegal in Arkansas, we were really going to wait for it to become legal, but I read an article a couple of months ago that said out of the top nine states that that were least likely to approve same-sex marriage, Arkansas was number one,” Kidwell said.

Robin Lunn, an ordained Baptist minister and the executive director of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, officiated over the ceremony. Equality House also hosted a reception for the couple in its back yard. (A video short on the wedding is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)