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N.C. county official plans to accept marriage applications from gay couples

Monday, October 14, 2013
Drew Reisinger
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- The Buncombe County, N.C., Register of Deeds says he's going to accept marriage license applications from same-sex couples and seek an opinion from North Carolina's top lawyer. ...

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Buncombe County, N.C. approves domestic partner benefits

Friday, March 22, 2013
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Buncombe County, N.C., commissioners voted 4-3 on Tuesday to begin offering health and other benefits to the same-sex partners of county employees. ...

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Gay couple attacked, beaten on Asheville street after called gay slurs

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Dustin Martin
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A gay couple from Charlotte, N.C. said they were attacked and beaten on the street during a recent visit to Asheville, and claim they were attacked because they're gay. ...

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Lesbian couple arrested in North Carolina after marriage license refused

Friday, October 14, 2011
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A lesbian couple twice refused a marriage license by the Buncombe County Register of Deeds refused to leave the government office today and initiated a sit-in. The two were arrested. ...

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Religious coalition pressing Asheville for additional LGBT rights, protections

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Reverend Joe Hoffman
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A religious coalition known as the "People of Faith for Just Relationships" are pressing the city to do more for LGBT equality. The group of 25 local religious leaders led by the Reverend Joe Hoffman, has released ...

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Asheville city council expected to take up gay rights issues

Sunday, November 8, 2009
ASHEVILLE, NC — With the election of three new City Council members, Asheville will consider extending benefits to same-sex partners of city employees. On Friday, Councilman-elect Gordon Smith said he hopes to extend domestic partner benefits as one of his ...

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