Gay Activists Arrested in North Carolina While Demanding Marriage Licenses


Associated Press:

A two-week-long campaign to protest North Carolina's laws prohibiting gay marriage ended with two demonstrators being arrested Friday in Asheville after they refused to leave a county office building where marriage licenses are granted.

Elizabeth Eve and the Rev. Kathryn Cartledge sat on the floor of the Buncombe County Register of Deeds and refused to move until they were arrested and led away in handcuffs. Authorities said the two were charged with second-degree trespassing and released later in the day with a scheduled court appearance on Dec. 5.