A lesbian couple arrested on trespassing charges in Asheville for protesting Amendment One, North Carolina's gay marriage ban, has been found not guilty.

Laura Blackley and Cindy Jordan were arrested on May 11 at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office along with six other protesters. The couple, who were legally married in California and are raising their 3-year-old daughter Mavis, refused to leave the government office after they were denied a marriage license.

The pair, along with another activist, Craig White, were found not guilty of second-degree trespassing on Wednesday, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported. The three were among eight people arrested during the act of civil disobedience. The other five were awaiting court dates.

The protest, part of the WE DO Campaign, took place just days after voters approved Amendment One and was organized by the Campaign for Southern Equality.

“It was powerful to see a North Carolina court recognize the fundamental right of LGBT people to petition our government to change discriminatory laws that ban marriage between LGBT couples,” Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality, told the paper. “This is one more step in our effort to achieve full equality under the law.”