ENClogoRALEIGH, N.C. — Equality NC has relaunched its wedding registry as a way to help build a movement for marriage here in North Carolina, staffer Jen Jones shared.

By making contributions to this initiative, LGBT and allied couples can ask their friends and family to help them celebrate by giving to the fight for marriage equality in lieu of gifts.

One-time or recurring contributions are great way to honor a couple.

Jones also said that ENC has heard from North Carolinians who are finally “getting married” in states that have marriage equality. ENC hopes that eventually the rights that are afforded to those legally-married couplesoutside of the Tar Heel State will be available here, including 1,100 federal benefits.

info: equalitync.org/weddings.

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