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North Carolina wedding venue Highgrove Estate denies same-sex couple marriage [Video]

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — As if planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t hard enough.

“Disheartening is the word I would use,” McCae Henderson, an attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina, and groom-to-be told our sister station WTVD. “We had not had anything like this throughout the process or really in our lives.”

Henderson and his fiance, Ike Edwards, got engaged on Valentine’s Day and recently began to look for wedding venues. Among the potential spots: Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina, an elegant white home surrounded by lush forestry and away from any city lights. The couple filled out an intake form on the estate’s website, which only provided spaces for the name of the “bride” and “groom.”

“In the notes section I just said we were a groom and groom,” Edwards said. “It’s not like we can ignore that and then show up.”

The estate’s response was the venue chooses not …

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Wentworth Mausoleum | Spectroom [Video]

Wentworth Mausoleum is an heritage-listed mausoleum located at Chapel Road, Vaucluse in the Municipality of Woollahra local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was built from 1872 to 1874 by Mansfield Brothers, architects. It is also known as Wentworth Mausoleum and site. The property is owned by Anglican Church Property Trust and is managed by Sydney Living Museums as part of Vaucluse House. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.