Shawn Long, who works for Equality NC and is a partner in one of nine couples who have sued the state seeking the nullification of North Carolina’s constitutional definition of marriage, anxiously checks his phone for updates on the state's ruling as he stops by the Wake County Justice Center in Raleigh on Thursday. He and his partner, Craig Johnson, hope to marry as soon as it is legal, with their son Isaiah Johnson-Long, 12, as their witness.
Shawn Long, who works for Equality NC and is a partner in one of nine couples who have sued the state seeking the nullification of North Carolina’s constitutional definition of marriage, anxiously checks his phone for updates on the state's ruling as he stops by the Wake County Justice Center in Raleigh on Thursday. He and his partner, Craig Johnson, hope to marry as soon as it is legal, with their son Isaiah Johnson-Long, 12, as their witness. clowenst@newsobserver.com
Shawn Long, who works for Equality NC and is a partner in one of nine couples who have sued the state seeking the nullification of North Carolina’s constitutional definition of marriage, anxiously checks his phone for updates on the state's ruling as he stops by the Wake County Justice Center in Raleigh on Thursday. He and his partner, Craig Johnson, hope to marry as soon as it is legal, with their son Isaiah Johnson-Long, 12, as their witness. clowenst@newsobserver.com

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