Surfing the news on yahoo.com I found this article Ashville register of deeds Drew Riesinger ask questions on civil rights of same sex couples.

Drew Reisinger, the elected register of deeds for Buncombe County, which includes Asheville, did not immediately issue the licenses as two local officials in New Mexico and Pennsylvania have done.

But he questioned the legality of North Carolina's prohibition against same-sex marriages in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that struck down a key part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act denying benefits to same-sex married couples.

"Why are we denying same-sex couples in North Carolina the dignity and the legal acknowledgement granted to heterosexual couples here or same-sex couples in other states?" Reisinger said in a letter seeking a formal opinion from the state attorney general.

"Marriage rights are civil rights and should not vary based on where you live," he added.

I'm happy to see this as a North Carolina resident !

Hope it happens again soon !

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