Today, about 150 supporters of the WE DO campaign rallied in front of City Hall before marching down to the Buncombe County Register of Deeds, where 12 same-sex couples requested — and were denied — marriage licenses. In an act of civil disobedience, Kathryn Cartledge and her partner Elizabeth Eve, partners for 30 years, sat down and began reading rights given to heterosexual married couples until arrested and removed by Sheriff's deputies. This post contains Twitter coverage from multiple sources from the rally and what followed.
This video shows same-sex couples requesting marriage licenses from the Buncombe County Register of Deeds in protest of North Carolina's state law prohibiting same-sex marriage and the proposed amendment to the North Carolina constitution that would ban marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships for same-sex couples
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