NC Lesbians Head for NYC Wedding With ACLU Cash
A North Carolina lesbian couple is headed for their wedding day.
Tamara Sheffield and Maryja Mee of Salisbury board a train Saturday for New York City, where they plan to be married on Sunday.
Their plans are being helped along with $5,000 from the American Civil Liberties Union, which held a contest that drew 400 entries. The North Carolina pair is one of five couples living in states where marriage for same-sex couples is banned to receive the money from the ACLU.
Sheffield and Mee have been a couple since meeting in college 24 years ago and have become activists in the quest to legalize same-sex marriage in North Carolina.
The ACLU is holding a sendoff party before their train leaves Salisbury early Saturday.