After 40 years, they just want to get married!! Is that so wrong?


Same-sex couple tests marriage ban at courthouse

Accompanied by their daughters and church pastor, a local lesbian couple filed into the Henderson County Register of Deeds office Wednesday with their photo IDs, Social Security cards, $60 in cash and a wish. Same-sex Marriage Request “Carole and I are here today to apply for a marriage license,” said 79-year-old Mary Burson, “because we love each other, we’ve been together for 40 years…we’ve raised eight children together and we want to make the commitment that our brothers and sisters that are heterosexual can make.” Burson and her partner, Carole Kaiser, 79, hoped Register of Deeds Nedra Moles would join a county clerk in Pennsylvania who has issued 174 marriage licenses to gay couples, even though that state — like North Carolina — prohibits same-sex unions. The couple were testing the bounds of North Carolina’s gay marriage ban as part of a statewide campaign called WE DO, in which more than 80 gay, bisexual and transgender couples have requested marriage licenses in their hometown courthouses since 2011.

Wow! Who thinks that 40 years is enough? How many people do you know these days that hold on that long?


I truly hope you get your wish one day!!