As the battle over same-sex marriage continues to cause tensions around the country, a group of ministers and their supporters are launching a protest Monday afternoon in favor of marriage equality in North Carolina.
After the state legislature voted last month to put a constitutional amendment that would effectively ban same-sex marriage on the state's 2012 election ballot, gay couples will line up on Monday at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office in Asheville, N.C., to request marriage licenses. Those requests will be denied, as marriage is in the state is currently legally defined as being between a man and a woman. The amendment that the couples are protesting would enshrine that definition in the state's constitution.
The Rev. Kathryn Cartledge and Elizabeth Eve, her partner of 30 years, will be the first to request a marriage license on Monday. They'll be joined by several supporters, including clergy and politicians from Asheville. Cartledge and Eve said that they plan to re-request a marriage license in the coming days after Monday's denied request.
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