Camryn Colen, a transgender man, and
Alexis Colen, who identifies as pansexual, applied for and received a
marriage license in Rowan County, Kentucky in February.
The couple came forward over the
weekend as activists gathered to protest County Clerk Kim Davis'
refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
According to the Ashland
Independent, clerks did not ask to see Camryn's birth
certificate, which he said still lists him as female.
“I saw Kim Davis, but I did not talk
to her,” Camryn told the paper. “We went in there as any other
straight couple would. That night we had an official do a tiny,
The Colens said that they have received
“massive” support from the community since coming forward.
“We're married. That's for us. We
have a daughter. That's for us. We're doing it for the rest of the
community. We're going to prove to Kim Davis that she can't judge a
book by its cover,” Camryn said.
Meanwhile, Davis has asked the Supreme
Court to temporarily block a federal judge's ruling ordering her to
issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples as she pursues an
appeal. The order takes effect Monday.
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