The race for Orange County Register of Deeds just got a little more interesting.
Former Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton is running for the position and announced last week he will be signing same sex marriage licenses if he is elected Register of Deeds.
Chilton said if he is elected, he would not enforce Amendment One, the controversial constitutional ban on gay marriage voters approved in May 2012.
“I think it’s clear that Amendment One prohibiting same sex marriage is unconstitutional,” Chilton said. “There’s no doubt that the federal constitution prohibits the use of legislation to oppress people.”
Three different candidates are up for election as Orange County Register of Deeds on May 6. The other two being current Register of Deeds Deborah Brooks, and Sara Stephens, who said she has worked in the Register’s office for 5 years.