USA, North Carolina: Same Sex Couples Request Marriage Licenses

Written by scott on October 10th, 2013

North Carolina MapIn an ongoing campaign to bring marriage equality to North Carolina, gay and lesbian couples again requested marriage licenses on Wednesday.

The Charlotte Observer reports:

Three Charlotte-area couples applied for marriage licenses at the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds Wednesday, knowing there was almost no chance the legal paperwork would be issued. Each same-sex couple – Scott Bishop and Ron Sperry; Rev. Robin Tanner and Rev. Ann Marie Alderman and Joey Howell and Scott Lindsley – went into the local office separately to apply. After checking each couples’ identification, the answer that clerk Robin Maddox gave was the same: “Unfortunately, North Carolina does not allow us to issue to same-sex (couples) … I do apologize, that is the law.”

Are there any brave North Carolina county clerks willing to stand up for what’s right?

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