2014 FILE PHOTO: A couple receives one of the first marriage licenses issued to a same-sex couple in Mecklenburg County last October. A new lawsuit aims to strike down an. N.C. law that allows officials to stop issuing the licenses or performing same-sex marriages in they violate their spiritual beliefs.
2014 FILE PHOTO: A couple receives one of the first marriage licenses issued to a same-sex couple in Mecklenburg County last October. A new lawsuit aims to strike down an. N.C. law that allows officials to stop issuing the licenses or performing same-sex marriages in they violate their spiritual beliefs. Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
2014 FILE PHOTO: A couple receives one of the first marriage licenses issued to a same-sex couple in Mecklenburg County last October. A new lawsuit aims to strike down an. N.C. law that allows officials to stop issuing the licenses or performing same-sex marriages in they violate their spiritual beliefs. Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

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