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Gay Couples Set To Test North Carolina's Constitutional Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

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Unlike in the past, Reisinger plans to accept the applications and then seek an opinion from North Carolina's top lawyer.

A 2012 amendment to North Carolina's Constitution forbids same-sex couples from marrying. But Reisinger says he will hold the licenses and then ask state Attorney General Roy Cooper for legal advice.

The initial word from the attorney general's office was that he cannot legally grant the licenses.

The Campaign for Southern Equality has been leading the fight for same sex marriage.

Group spokesman Aaron Sarver says at least six same-sex couples will request marriage licenses Tuesday from Reisinger's office.

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