Perhaps the Westboro Baptist Church is finally getting a little taste of their own medicine.
Kimberly Kidwell and Katie Short said, “I do,” 50 feet away from the church’s front doors in Topeka, Kansas on Saturday, according to the Washington Times.
Although same-sex marriage isn’t legal in Kansas, the couple had the ceremony, ordained by Baptist minister and a fellow lesbian, to raise awareness to the issue.
The ceremony was held at the “Equality House,” a house that Aaron Jackson bought near the end of March with the intent of promoting love near the hateful church. About 100 guests gathered at the rainbow-colored house to watch the ceremony.
Members of the church were not allowed to protest the wedding on a residential property, but they did, of course, hold up their infamous signs in their own space.
“I guess I was almost numb after seeing them for a minute,” Kidwell told Huffington Post about the protest signs. “I knew the signs would be there, and I wasn’t even angry about it. We were just so ecstatic to be getting married.”
Jackson was impressed by the encouragement from the community. Local companies provided a wedding cake, catering services and floral arrangements.
“The community came out in droves and just showed their support, holding up signs expressing support for the event,” he told the Daily News. “It was a really incredible thing to see.”