Asheville, North Carolina, will begin registering domestic partnerships on May 1.
The price? City residents will pay $75 and non-residents will pay $100.
That sounds fine, except when you consider that a marriage license in the county only costs $60.
WTF? We refuse to pay more for fewer rights!
Demand that the Asheville City Council rectify this before the policy goes into effect on May 1!
Asking same-sex partners to pay more for a license than straight partners is bigoted and unacceptable...pure and simple. This country established that separate is not equal -- and this policy highlights the inherent inequality of paying more for fewer rights.
We demand that the Asheville City Council change the cost of a domestic partnership registration to be the same or less than a marriage registration before the May 1 activation deadline.