Photos Of Same-Sex Marriage Celebrations Around North Carolina

Oct 14, 2014

On Friday, a federal judge in Asheville struck down the state's gay marriage ban, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state.  U.S. District Court Judge Max Cogburn, Jr. issued a ruling shortly after 5:00 p.m. declaring the ban approved by state voters in 2012 unconstitutional. A few weddings happened late on Friday, more on Monday and Tuesday.

Some, like Nancy Ruth Best and her partner Wynolia Apple are waiting to hold their ceremony at church. Governor McCrory said that he's glad the court battle over gay marriage is finished.

WUNC reporters have been meeting people at county Register of Deed offices around the state:

Here's a curated list of tweets from people around the state:

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Cheyenne and Tish at the Durham County Register of Deeds. Monday 10/13/14
Credit Reema Khrais