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Same-Sex Couples Challenge Marriage Laws
Written by Bruce Ferrell   
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 11:09

ASHEVILLE -- Same-sex couples legally married in other states are being encouraged to start registering their documents in North Carolina courthouses. But Tammy Fitzgerald, of the North Carolina Values Coalition, says her group has sent letters to register of deeds reminding them of the constitutional amendment passed last year. She says there's been no official guidance to registers of deeds about how they should handle documenting out of state same-sex marriage licenses.

Fitzgerald added, "So far all I'm hearing is crickets. The Attorney General has not made any effort to weigh in on this. Except last week, when he did state to the Register of Deeds in Buncombe County that it is against the law in North Carolina to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple."

Last week, the register of deeds in Buncombe County did accept a marriages application from a same sex couple, but such unions are illegal after a constitutional amendment was passed last year.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 11:25
 
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