‘We’re Going to the Chapel and We’re Gonna Be Rejected’ NC Couples Refused Marriage Licenses
“We’ve been together for 25 years. We’re in our mid 60′s. Can you tell us what steps we might take to become full and equal citizens under the law before we die? Can you help us with that?”
We dare you not to get choked up while watching these same-sex couples, these families ask North Carolina city clerks to grant them marriage licenses, only to be rejected over and over again.
Unlike some clerks in the news, the employees here make it clear as can be that they support equality, but North Carolina law currently forbids them from issue licenses to these couples – even to the women who have outlasted every one of their straight friends’ marriages.
After you wipe the tears from your eyes (No judgment from us…sniffle), consider leaving a message of support on the We DO Campaign’s site. We did.
When do you think these couples will finally be given their right to marry the person they love?
(via We DO)