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    Lesbian Seeking Marriage Arrested in North Carolina

    Forsyth County sheriff's deputies arrest Mary Lee Bradford of Winston-Salem and Mary Jamis of Mocksville after they refused to leave at the Forsyth County Register of Deeds office in Winston-Salem, N.C., Thursday, May 10, 2012. The two women staged a sit in at the office after some couples were refused a marriage license because they were gay or lesbian. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Bob Leverone / AP Photo

    A lesbian seeking a marriage license for herself and her partner in Winston-Salem, N.C., was rejected Thursday because of the state’s law banning same-sex marriage. She and another person were arrested when they refused to leave the government office that hands out licenses. The arrest marked a day of civil disobedience as several other gay couples joined the women there two days after North Carolina voted to ban gay marriage. “Hopefully one day you’ll be able to say yes,” a woman told the clerks who were forced to turn the couples—nine of them in total—away. Campaign for Southern Equality organized the push for licenses by same-sex couples following President Obama’s revelation Wednesday that he supported such marriages.

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