Couple Arrested In Asheville Gay Marriage Protest -

Couple Arrested In Asheville Gay Marriage Protest

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.

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