CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Same-sex couples across North Carolina lined up for marriage licenses this morning — the first full day when they could do so following a judge’s order on Friday striking down the state’s anti-LGBT constitutional amendment.

In Charlotte, more than a dozen couples had lined up at the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office at a not-so-bright and early 7:15 a.m. Forty-five minutes later, cheers erupted as sheriff’s deputies unlocked the doors and allowed couples to enter.

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