Two arrested in Winston-Salem while requesting marriage licenses for same-sex unions
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Nine same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses at the Forsyth County Register of Deeds office in Winston-Salem on Thursday. The effort was part of a series of actions across the state of North Carolina organized by the Campaign for Southern Equality.
Mary Jamis (left in video) and Mary Lea Bradford, who are not a couple, refused to leave the Register of Deeds office until being served with marriage licenses. County Manager Dudley Watts determined that they would not leave unless they were forcibly removed, and around 5:30 p.m. the two women were arrested on charges of 2nd-degree trespass.
Note: This story has been changed from the original. I made a presumption about Jamis and Bradford's sexual orientation that was not supported by verified reporting.