Couple Arrested In Asheville Gay Marriage Protest - WSPA.com

Couple Arrested In Asheville Gay Marriage Protest

Posted:
By Associated Press

Two people have been arrested in Asheville while protesting North Carolina's law against same-sex marriage.

Elizabeth Eve and Kathryn Cartledge were arrested Friday at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds after being denied a marriage license.

Cartledge and Eve were arrested after sitting down on the floor of the office and refusing to leave.

The couple is part of a campaign called "We Do" that challenges the state's ban on gay marriage. Organizers say they plan to hold similar protests across North Carolina and other Southern states next year.

The arrests came after a rally attended by roughly 300 people in favor of legal recognition of same-sex marriage.

Next May, voters will be asked whether a ban on gay marriage should be written into North Carolina's constitution.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Police Searching For Missing, Endangered Woman

    Police Searching For Missing, Endangered Woman

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:36:28 GMT
    Missing: Pauline Pinson, 77Missing: Pauline Pinson, 77
    Greenville police need your help locating a missing woman. Pauline Pinson, 77, is believed to be endangered. She was last seen driving down Haywood Road.
    Greenville police need your help locating a missing woman. Pauline Pinson, 77, is believed to be endangered. She was last seen driving down Haywood Road.
  • Greer Child Suffers Broken Arm In Pit Bull Attack

    Greer Child Suffers Broken Arm In Pit Bull Attack

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:53:05 GMT
    The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Harvey Road in Greer.The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Harvey Road in Greer.
    Greer Police say a six-year old boy suffered a broken arm in three places when a pit bull attacked him after he got off a school bus. The dog was owned by a woman who says she bought the animal off Craigslist and had no documentation for the pet.
    Greer Police say a six-year old boy suffered a broken arm in three places when a pit bull attacked him after he got off a school bus. The dog was owned by a woman who says she bought the animal off Craigslist and had no documentation for the pet.
  • High School Friday Night - Week 1

    High School Friday Night - Week 1

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:49:17 GMT
    Week one of High School Friday Night and Sports Xtra is upon us with the Christ Church Cavaliers trying to set a state record for consecutive wins when they take on visiting Abbeville tonight.
    Week one of High School Friday Night and Sports Xtra is upon us with the Christ Church Cavaliers trying to set a state record for consecutive wins when they take on visiting Abbeville tonight.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.