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Asheville Vigil Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Updated: Tuesday, March 26 2013, 10:09 PM EDT

As the Supreme Court considers two potentially landmark cases tied to the divisive issue of same-sex marriage, a group hopes for a flick of hope with a vigil.
The event is from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church, at 20 Oak Street in Downtown Asheville.

"Literally right now oral arguments are happening in the Supreme Court," says Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, of the Campaign for Southern Equality. "So i think the country is watching with baited breath to see."

The high court is taking a close look at California's Proposition 8 and the Defense Of Marriage Act. Protesters are gathered at the nation's capital as the court begins its arguments.

"Literally in the midst of history right now," she added. "And it's a critical time in terms of LGBT equality. "

The Supreme Court's rulings are expected in June.

"Whatever happens we will keep pushing for full federal equality in the south until there's a ruling that extends protection to all 50 states," says Beach-Ferrara.
A capacity crowd is expected at the vigil.

By John Le
Follow John on Twitter @AbsoluteLe

Asheville Vigil Supports Same-Sex Marriage

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