As founder and director of the Asheville-based Campaign for Southern Equality, Beach-Ferrara launched the We Do Campaign, in which LGBT people requested — and were denied — marriage licenses in register of deeds offices throughout the state as both gay and straight supporters surrounded them in solidarity.
North Carolina law bans same-sex marriage, and the Amendment One legislation sealing that ban into the state constitution passed on May 8. But Beach-Ferrara said she is energized and hopeful that such legislation will be overturned in North Carolina and nationwide.
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