Gay couple asks for marriage license in Greenville

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A couple is heading to the Greenville County courthouse knowing full well they won't be able to get a marriage license.

Alyssa Weaver and Michel McIver expect their request to be denied Tuesday afternoon because they are both women. The couple is a part of the Campaign for Southern Equality, which backed about 20 same-sex couples in Asheville, N.C., who also sought marriage licenses knowing they would be denied.

After clerks reject the license, the group plays a prayer vigil outside the Greenville County courthouse. Two more same-sex couples will go to the courthouse Wednesday.

South Carolina passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in 2006 with 78 percent of the vote.

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