The Campaign for Southern Equality recently launched the WE DO Campaign by asking LGBT couples to request marriage licenses in Asheville, North Carolina.
The campaign was rolled out two weeks ago as issues regarding gay marriage -- and a ban on it and civil unions and domestic partnerships -- continue to heat up in the state. Voters will decide the fate of LGBT citizens' marriage rights next May when the proposed ban is placed on the ballot.
The purpose of the campaign is to resist state laws that prohibit marriage equality in North Carolina... On October 14, the final day of the campaign, Rev. Joe Hoffman and Rev. Cartledge will lead a public, interfaith blessing of all LGBT families at Roger McGuire Green, in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse. They will be joined by clergy from across faith traditions and from across the country. Following the blessing, clergy and community members will lead a large public action.
Couples began approaching the Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office on October 3 and now a heartbreaking video of their requests and subsequent rejections has turned up on YouTube. Watch above -- but you've been warned -- tears will be shed.