Group Launches NC Bid To Get Gay Marriage Rights

A gay rights group is launching a campaign in North Carolina to challenge the legal ban on same-sex marriage.

The effort started Monday with three same-sex couples unsuccessfully applying for marriage licenses at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds.

Jasmine Beach-Ferrara of the Campaign for Southern Equality says the participants knew they'd be denied licenses, but wanted to draw attention to laws they say are unjust and discriminatory.

The "We Do" campaign will continue in Asheville through Oct. 14. The group has plans for similar efforts elsewhere in North Carolina and around the South next year.

Tami Fitzgerald of the North Carolina Values Coalition says she thinks the campaign will backfire. Fitzgerald believes it will instead help secure the passage of a constitutional amendment barring gay marriage.

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  • by Jesus was Gay on Oct 4, 2011 at 04:34 PM
    I agree with Billy Bob. Who's to say that Jesus wasnt gay? He just never came out of the closet. Who really were those 12 guys he always palled around with?
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Mt Laurel NJ on Oct 4, 2011 at 03:51 PM
    Don't worry, the vote will kill this. Mushbrains are too busy in NYC protesting free marijuana there....
  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 at 03:14 PM
    There are Christians and there are wacho Christians. Which one are you?
  • by Bubbles Location: NC on Oct 4, 2011 at 04:44 AM
    the majority needs to launch against the gay right movement!!!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 at 02:54 AM
    Maybe you need to get to know a gay person. Clearly most of you don't. I have the honor of having two of the most kind, generous and loving friends in my life who are "GAY". I am a Christian and I love these wonderful people in my life...and support them totally. Maybe it would help some of you to loosen up a little, open your minds and your hearts. It's sad to see a Christian with so much hate bottled up inside of them.
  • by Gregory on Oct 4, 2011 at 02:03 AM
    Our Founding Fathers are truly spinning in their graves. Oh well, at least they can decorate
  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 at 01:36 AM
    The bias media is fanning the flames on this issue. Barrack Obama, liberal judges, and the government in gemeral should not be in the business of encouraging homosexuality via gay marriage. Marriage is now and should always be between one woman and one man. I will vote to protect traditional family values.
  • by free to believe Location: enc on Oct 4, 2011 at 01:22 AM
    If people want to live in sin, so be it. If you do not believe in the Bible or in God, so be it. We are pretty much free to live as we please. So why make it legal? If one does not care that the way they are living is sin, then why do you care if you are legaly living together? You don't need a piece of paper to justify your lifestyle. I personally don't care how you live your lives, but if you don't want Christianity pushed in your face, then don't push your lifestyles in our face. Live and let live. We will find out in the end who is right...
  • by Honestly Speaking Location: NC on Oct 3, 2011 at 09:33 PM
    Well, since the beginning of time it's been a union between 1 woman and 1 man. OK! Try it if you wonna and watch and see how the US continue to FALL!!! We cant continue to allow things like to happen. 911 was just the beginning. Wake UP PEOPLE.
  • by Billy Bob on Oct 3, 2011 at 08:36 PM
    Who is to say that Jesus wasn't gay? Any guy that surrounds himself with 12 other men seems creepy.
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      by god child on Oct 4, 2011 at 02:40 AM in reply to Billy Bob
      may god play games on your mind,for what you said
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