On the day after voters in North
Carolina decide on Amendment One, gay couples will protest the
state's gay marriage ban.
Voters will decide on Amendment One
during North Carolina's May 8 primary. The constitutional amendment
would bar the state from recognizing the relationships of gay and
lesbian couples with marriage, civil unions and possibly domestic
But even if defeated that won't mean
that gay couples can marry because the state currently bans such
unions by law.
On May 9, Southern Equality will take
its WE DO campaign first launched last year to Wilson and Durham,
where gay couples will ask state officials for marriage licenses.
Two days later the campaign will move to the cities of Bakersville,
Marshall and Asheville.
WE DO first launched last October in
Asheville, considered one of North Carolina's most progressive
cities. During that protest, 20 gay couples requested marriage
licenses and two women who refused to leave were carted away in
handcuffs and charged with second-degree trespassing.
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