An Xpress reporter seeks input from local couples as she weighs the merits of changing her name after marriage.
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Couples counseling flourishes amid COVID-19 pandemic
“People are just calling left and right,” says James Colvin, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Asheville. “Last week I must’ve had seven or eight calls. I hate turning anyone away but I had to do that.” Relationships have always had to navigate disputes, both large and small. But in his 30 years of […]
Supreme Court issues stay, preserving NC gay marriage ban
The U.S. Supreme Court responded today, Aug. 20, to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision last month to strike down a same-sex marriage ban by issuing a stay that bars the practice pending further action by the court. The move is a disappointment to equality advocates who hoped that today’s deadline would pass without […]
Community Conversations: Reisinger’s move to accept same-sex marriage licenses stirs debate
On Oct. 15, Buncombe County Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger became the first in the South to accept same-sex marriage licenses, setting off a torrent of media attention and online commentary.
Storify: Asheville reacts to DOMA
After the highest court in the land ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, the country erupted in either support or protest. Asheville was no exception. Here’s a roundup of local reactions to the Supreme Court decision. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Land of This Guy: Hypocritical thinking
Irony, thy name is voter.
Land of This Guy: A threat to traditional marriage
A different perspective on the threat same-sex marriage poses to traditional unions.
It’s time for the silent majority to be silent no more
In light of the misrepresentations and downright untruths that are being spread about the events of Nov. 15 in downtown Bakersville, I thought I would share some “truths” about the event. The truth: The N.C. legislature recently voted to allow the voters of the state to amend the state constitution to include a legal definition […]
Equality NC rallies against “Defense of Marriage” acts
Equality North Carolina will hold an April 14 town hall meeting to rally support against a pair of “Defense of Marriage” acts recently introduced in the state legislature.
Edgy Mama: In marriage, find joy in those chores, rashes and other annoyances
That, to me, is the essence of marriage — you get to learn just how to annoy that special person
Local blogger seeks husband
On her blog, Husband Wanted, Mari Ainsworth puts out a cyber-call for a mate.
A question of civility
Once upon a time, we stood before the Rev. Henry L. Johnson in the basement of a county courthouse. It wasn’t what most folks would call a romantic dream wedding, but it did have its charms. We were in the basement because the office used by the clergy who volunteered to marry people at the […]