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SEP 21, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Gay Marriage Debates Put County Clerks On The Front Lines

By Alex Dobuzinskis Sept 21 (Reuters) - For weeks, the lesbian couple courted the Guilford County register of deeds in North Carolina before asking for a marriage license. They went for coffee, shared life stories and, finally, prayed with him in a big circle on the grass outside his office. Then they followed Jeffrey Thigpen inside, where he denied them and another lesbian couple a license, in line with the state's 2012 constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. It was a wrenching moment for both sides. "I think deep down ... Read More

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