Married same-sex couples ‘record their love’ in North Carolina

This week, legally married same-sex couples across North Carolina approached their local county clerk's office to record their love - registering their marriage licenses in North Carolina as a protest to anti-marriage laws in their home state.

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WATCH: Same-sex couples in North Carolina apply for marriage licenses

Today, the Buncombe County Register of Deeds in North Carolina, Drew Reisinger, began accepting applications from same-sex couples for marriage licenses, saying that he would formally request approval for granting the licenses from the NC Attorney General, Roy Cooper. Watch this great video from today's action.

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Couple of 40 years takes a stand for marriage in North Carolina

On Wednesday, two women who have been together for over 40 years applied for a marriage license in North Carolina, seeking to have their lifelong commitment respected by their home state.

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Greensboro, NC official: I look forward to the day I can issue marriage licenses

This week, the Register of Deeds in Guilford County in Greensboro, North Carolina rejected marriage applications from two same-sex couples and issued a statement lamenting the anti-gay law in NC, saying, "I look forward to the day when I will be able to issue marriage licenses to LGBT couples."

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PHOTOS: Same-sex spouses are finally respected by the U.S. military

Today, September 3, 2013, the same-sex spouses of U.S. service members finally became eligible for the legal respect and protections that marriage extends to the spouses of all other members of the U.S. military. Check out photos of spouses receiving their military ID cards for the first time!

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Inspired by his dads, an emerging young activist stands up for marriage in the south

Justin Maxwell, a 16-year-old boy from North Carolina, is emerging as a strong young voice for LGBT equality in the South. He also encourages young people like him to stand up for what they believe in.

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Round-Up: Same-sex couples in 5 states file lawsuits for the freedom to marry

In the past 2 weeks, since the United States Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional Section 3 of DOMA, many legal organizations have looked to build off of the victory's momentum by filing state lawsuits seeking the freedom to marry and challenging state marriage amendments and bans.

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My Two Dads: 8 families share how they’re celebrating Fathers’ Day this year

Fathers' Day is a great time to recognize the many types of families that make our country so dynamic. We know that there is no single formulation for what makes a strong family, but we spoke with eight great dad duos about the common denominator in family: love.

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North Carolina farmers Laura and Cindy continue standing up for the freedom to marry

As Laura and Cindy, who own a farm in North Carolina and are married in California, wait and hope that the Supreme Court stands on the Right Side of History, they envision a day in the future when they can stand as a married couple in their home state, with the full respect of their community and country

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Mark and Tim continue advocating for same-sex couples and families by marrying in DC

After 22 years together, Mark and Tim are thrilled to finally be married. But they know that because of DOMA, they are deprived of over 1,100 essential federal protections - and that their marriage is not respected by the state of North Carolina. That's why they're speaking out as much as possible about how DOMA hurts their family.

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