Freedom to Marry announced a new $1 million campaign to bring marriage equality to the southern U.S. today.
Despite a 2012 amendment that prohibits marriage equality, the register of deeds in Buncombe County, North Carolina, accepted marriage applications from ten same-sex couples on Tuesday.
Buncombe County register of deeds Drew Reisinger is challenging his state's anti–marriage equality law.
As marriage equality sweeps across the nation, progress remains glacially slow in one region: the South.
Despite a 2012 constitutional amendment prohibiting marriage equality, same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses in North Carolina as part of the Campaign for Southern Equality's We Do initiative.