"You have given us hope": Bunc. Register of Deeds gets nat'l attention for accepting same-sex marriage licenses

Drew Reisinger challenged N.C.'s marriage ban, accepting the applications and seeking approval from the N.C. Attorney General. According to Mountain Xpress, Reisinger is the first government official in the South to seek approval for same-sex licences.


  1. The 52-sec. video from the Campaign for Southern Equality.
  2. Step forward for marriage equality in North Carolina
  3. A crowd of about 100 gathered early Tuesday morning to support same-sex couples applying to be married. 
  4. Attention included regional press and a mention in the New York Times, the Associated Press, the Advocate magazine, Huffington Post and USA Today. 
  5. The end result? Likely as expected: Attorney General Roy Cooper is on the record as a supporter of gay marriage, but will not issue the licenses or challenge N.C.'s same-sex marriage ban.