Lesbian couple, together 40 years, denied marriage license

womenBY JAMES NICHOLS
Huffington Post Gay Voices

Carole Kaiser and Mary Burson have been together for 40 years, raised eight children and have a total of 13 grandchildren — and North Carolina still won’t allow them get married. Accompanied by their reverend, two of their children and a crowd of approximately 70 supporters, Kaiser and Burson entered the Henderson County Register of Deeds office to apply for a marriage license Oct. 2, despite the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Kaiser and Burson’s attempt to apply for a marriage license occurred in conjunction with the “WE DO Campaign,” an initiative pioneered by the Campaign for Southern Equality in response to the inability of same-sex couples to legally get married in the majority of southern states. It functions by staging high-visibility attempts by same-sex couples to apply for marriage licenses despite state legislation declaring such unions illegal.

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