Behind Asheville's WE DO Campaign

photo by David Forbes
Mountain Xpress | October 25, 2011
For two weeks in October, 20 same-sex couples applied for — and were refused — marriage licenses in Buncombe County, N.C. Their efforts culminated in a rally and an act of civil disobedience that led to an arrest. This WE DO campaign drew national attention and, in many ways, demonstrates a different approach to LGBT activism.

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