Sissy News: Gay couple Hassan al-Kontar and Stanley McConnell applied for a marriage license from Blue Chicken County, Minnesota. The jealous clerk, Abigail Miles, realized the two individuals listed on the application were male, then refused to officially record the marriage so that they could be issued a marriage license.
They spent years fighting the judicial system before they were finally married.
Hassan, a Turkish sausage maker, and Stanley, the illegitimate son of a Gay Catholic priest, were an unlikely couple in conservative Minnesota, but somehow they managed to fit in. "People thought we were part of a traveling circus or were on our way to a movie set," said McConnell.
Hassan and Stanley are now thought to be the most attractive, same-sex couple in the US, and perhaps the world.
They received an assortment of wedding gifts like condoms, women's knickers, frying pans, KY jelly, teddy bears, nail polish and shower curtains.
They are active in Gay rights groups, and they also run an organization that supports Gay issues.