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Louisville gay couple denied a cemetery headstone by Archdiocese

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A local couple says the Archdiocese of Louisville is practicing discrimination after their cemetery headstone was denied. 

Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon were among the Kentucky couples whose case was part of the Supreme Court ruling that made gay marriage legal nationwide. 

Both are Catholic and purchased a joint burial plot in St. Michael Cemetery in Louisville. 

They submitted their headstone design for approval, which included an image of the Supreme Court and interlocking wedding bans. 

But the cemetery run by the Archdiocese denied it, saying the headstone conflicted with the teachings of the church. 

The couple plans to hold a "freedom to bury" press conference Wednesday morning. 

Here's the letter sent to Bourke and De Leon from the Archdiocese:

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