Yesterday, a federal court judge in Asheville, NC struck down a ban on gay marriage, allowing gays and lesbians to marry across the state.
Two years ago, NC voters approved a constitutional amendment (Amendment One), which only recognized marriage between a man and a woman.
U.S. District Court Judge Max Cogburn’s ruling came five days after the nation’s top court declined to hear any appeal of a July decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond striking down Virginia’s ban. That court has jurisdiction over North Carolina.
Couples have already started to get married. The first couple in Wake County to wed were Chad Biggs and Chris Creech – together for 8 years. I would’t be surprised if by the end of 2015, gay marriage is legal across the country. Congratulations to all the happy couples!
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