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On Oct. 13, 2014, Brandon Hagar and Channing Richards were married by Pastor Ginger Brasher- Cunningham of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Durham. After the Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the lower courts declaring gay marriage bans unconstitutional, North Carolina began issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples around the state. In Durham, couples, surrounded by their supporters, gathered outside the office of the Register of Deeds to join hands and be married.

Jeremy M. Lange

On Oct. 13, 2014, Brandon Hagar and Channing Richards were married by Pastor Ginger Brasher- Cunningham of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Durham. After the Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the lower courts declaring gay marriage bans unconstitutional, North Carolina began issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples around the state. In Durham, couples, surrounded by their supporters, gathered outside the office of the Register of Deeds to join hands and be married.





PHOTO BY JEREMY M. LANGE
  • Photo by Jeremy M. Lange

30 number of states, plus Washington, D.C., where same-sex marriage is legal

15 states where same-sex marriage is still illegal

5 states where legalization of same-sex marriage is pending

Support for marriage equality

55 percent of people surveyed in a Gallup poll who support marriage equality

77 percent of people under 30 (ABC/Washington Post poll)

40 percent of Republicans (ABC/Washington Post)

62 percent of Catholics (New York Times poll)

Opposition to marriage equality

$1.5 million amount spent in 2012 by conservative groups to pass Amendment One in North Carolina

PHOTO BY JEREMY M. LANGE
  • Photo by Jeremy M. Lange

PHOTO BY JEREMY M. LANGE
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