Three gay couples in South Carolina
will protest the state's ban on gay marriage by asking for marriage
licenses, CBS affiliate WSPA
The protest is part of the WE DO
Campaign by the gay rights group Campaign for Southern Equality.
“There are 1200 rights that come
along with marriage that we're not privileged to,” said Ivy Hill,
who wants to marry her girlfriend Misha Gibson.
Added Gibson: “Growing up thinking
about the person you're going to marry, and then you meet that
person, and realize that you can't here in the state we call home.
A larger demonstration last year in
Asheville, North Carolina included 20 gay and lesbian couples
requesting marriage licenses at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds
Office. At least one couple, Elizabeth Eve and the Rev. Kathryn
Catledge, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, were
arrested when they refused to leave the building after a clerk had
denied them a marriage license.
The couples will make their requests
beginning on Tuesday at the Greenville Probate Court.