Triangle: Printer hails marriage ruling

Carolinas News Notes

CHAPEL HIL, N.C. — The Daily Tar Heel reported after the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the U.S., that its printer, Triangle Web Printing owner Al Thorn said, “It’s nice to be be seen equal in the eyes of the law,” sharing that “March 6” was engraved into his wedding ring — the date he and his husband eloped.

Thorn added that after North Carolina’s marriage equality was achieved last year, he heard that there were rumblings of a religious exemptions bill stirring.

“‘We thought, ‘Gosh, what if something really bad happens? We’ll go ahead and get married while we can. It was nice to have it all affirmed,’” Thorn said.

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Unfortunately, Thorn’s fears came to life in the form of a law that passed both legislative houses and was put into law, even with Gov. Pat McCrory’s attempted veto.

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Triangle Web Printing is also the printer for qnotes.

info: dailytarheel.com.

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Posted by Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at specialassignments@goqnotes.com and 704-531-9988, x205.