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November 16, 2016 at 11:33 am

Athens News | ‘Same-Sex Couple Reacts to Election by Getting Married’

The Athens News reported that Dr. Loran Marsan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Ohio University, responded to the presidential election results by getting married.

As a local same-sex couple watched the presidential election’s results coming in last week that confirmed Donald Trump as America’s president-elect, they decided it was time for them to make a statement.

Loran Marsan, visiting assistant professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Ohio University, and Jolena Hansbarger, a local artist/entrepreneur, have been together for three and a half years. They had been planning to get married for a while, but Trump’s win last week pushed them to the brink.

So, Hansbarger and Marsan met in front of the Athens County Courthouse last Wednesday afternoon amid a crowd of supporters, family and Marsan’s students, and tied the knot.

Read the rest of the story in the Athens News.

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