same-sex marriage

Marriage
9:39 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Buncombe County Register of Deeds to Accept Same-Sex Couples' Applications for Marriage Licenses

Applications for marriage licenses by same-sex couples will be accepted in Buncombe County Tuesday.
Credit Prescott Pym

The Buncombe County Register of Deeds says he's going to accept marriage license applications from same-sex couples.  A 2012 amendment to North Carolina's Constitution forbids same-sex couples from marrying.  But Drew Reisinger said he will issue the licenses and ask state Attorney General Roy Cooper for legal advice.  Reisinger's announcement came hours after Cooper revealed he supports same-sex marriage.  But Cooper also said his personal views won't prevent him from defending North Carolina's ban in court. 

WFDD's Audrey Fannin spoke with Reisinger Monday night.

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Breaking
10:26 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

In a highly anticipated ruling today, the Supreme Court ruled the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

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Same-Sex Marriage
7:31 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Could Affect NC Amendment

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments on same-sex marriage this week.
Credit Brian Turner via WikiCommons

  This week the U-S Supreme Court is hearing arguments over same sex marriage.  Tuesday, the court heard arguments challenging Prop 8, the California state constitutional amendment that prevents the state from recognizing same-sex marriage.   John Dinan, professor of politics at Wake Forest University, says the California amendment differs from North Carolina's.  The California Supreme Court recognized same-sex marriages in 2008, but six months later, Prop 8 took that recognition away.

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