WRAL reports  that a same-sex couple Maj. Daniel Toven and Johnathan Taylor exchanged vows Saturday in a ceremony at Fort Bragg. While it wasn’t a wedding (prohibited by Amendment One), hope may yet to come soon, if the trend from New Mexico and Utah continues to the Tar Heel state.
Only a few days ago, New Mexico became the 17th state  to recognize same-sex marriages.
Utah soon followed suit, with a federal judge ruling against a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. Thinkprogress has a breakdown of how the judge systematically tore down many of the arguments against marriage equality.
The events in Utah prompted one couple to get married an hour after the law was struck down.  And dozens of couples soon did likewise .
— Matt Canham (@mattcanham) December 21, 2013 
Here in North Carolina, as NC Policy Watch has covered in a previous Crucial Conversation  event, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit  on behalf of six couples seeking marriage equality and second-parent adoption rights, challenging the state’s constitutional ban.