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Same-gender marriage applications accepted in Asheville, N.C. | VIDEO

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Buncombe County Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger this morning became the first government official in North Carolina to seek approval for granting same-sex marriage licenses, though the state Attorney General Roy Cooper has already indicated the licenses will not be granted.

With a crowd of about 100 in the deeds office lobby cheering them on, same-sex couples filled out paperwork for marriage licenses beginning about 8 this morning.

Brenda Clark and Carol McCrory, of Fairview, were first in line.

"We are hopeful that Attorney General Cooper will do the right thing and recognize out right to marry after 25 years in a committed relationship," Clark said.

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