Urging action, gay couple applies for marriage license

A gay couple went to Oyster Bay Town Hall Monday to apply for a marriage license as an act of civil disobedience and refused to leave the premises until they were granted one. The town clerk rejected

News 12 Staff

Apr 29, 2008, 1:09 AM

Updated 5,921 days ago

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A gay couple went to Oyster Bay Town Hall Monday to apply for a marriage license as an act of civil disobedience and refused to leave the premises until they were granted one.
The town clerk rejected a license for Dan Pinello and Lee Nissensohn, an East Hills couple that has been together for 13 years. Dozens of activists and supporters of gay marriage rallied outside Town Hall in support of the couple?s endeavor.
Pinello and Nissensohn say they staged the act to urge state Sen. Carl Marcellino (R-Oyster Bay) to propose a gay marriage bill. Tara Keenan-Thomson, of the New York Civil Liberties Union, says the group will lobby for the same kind of bill in Albany Tuesday.
Pinello and Nissensohn were ticketed for trespassing.


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