|The lobby at the Buncombe County building during the event.|
The couples have been coming regularly to Reisinger's office over the past two years as part of the larger 'We Do' campaign sponsored by the Campaign for Southern Equality. Earlier attempts have been turned away by Reisinger and his staff with polite explanations that it was against NC state law for them to accept the application or issue the license to same-sex couples.
Since then, the repeal of the federal law known as the Defense of Marriage Act and other state Attorney Generals granting their citizens the right to marry seem to have swayed the opinion of Cooper. Reisinger will ask for guidance later today.
|Alexis and Chelsea leave the office after successfuly completing their application.|
|Jake and Mitch speak with Reisinger.|
|Susan Wilson and Judy sign the marriage application as their families look on.|
|Rev. Amy Cantrell and Lauren White affirm to the truth of the statements in their application to be wed.|