Asheville to accept same-sex marriage applications

(Asheville Citizen-Times) Buncombe County Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger will be the first government official in North Carolina to seek approval for granting same-sex marriage licenses Tuesday, though the state Attorney General Roy Cooper has already indicated the licenses will not be granted.Reisinger will accept and hold same-sex marriage applications and push the question of equal marriage rights to Cooper, the state’s chief legal adviser, Reisinger said in a statement Monday night. Cooper’s office issued a brief statement Monday night in response to Reisinger’s announcement, pointing out that the state constitution prohibits anyone from issuing licenses to same sex couples.

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Posted on October 15, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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