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Mimi Schiffman
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Mimi Schiffman is a photographer, videographer, and multimedia producer pursuing a master's degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work is a part of a documentary project she is producing on marriage equality for her thesis. The work is being released in the lead-up to the 2012 North Carolina primaries, where voters will be asked to decide on a constitutional amendment that could render many established same-gender couples and their families legal strangers in the eyes of the law.

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Just a Word: Couple Travels to D.C. to Marry Just Before North Carolina Amendment 1 Vote (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 4:27 PM

"You know, everybody says it's just a word, but there's more to it. There's a feeling of belonging," said Jeff Enochs of Charlotte, N.C. "I wanted my state to recognize that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together."

Watch Jeff and his partner Brian Helms travel...

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GLOW, Junior High School's Gay-Straight Alliance, Fights Amendment 1 (VIDEO)

(10) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 1:00 PM

In a small school a little north and a little west of downtown Durham, N.C., a group of 11-, 12-, and 13-year-olds has been busy organizing a field trip.

Watch as a junior high school's gay-straight alliance, GLOW, for "Gay, Lesbian, or Whatever," embarks on an adventure in civic engagement,...

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Going Forward: Lesbian Moms Tell How North Carolina's Amendment 1 Would Hurt Their Family (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 11:41 AM

Meet a North Carolina family -- Kim, Kathy, Ben, Jamie, and Justin -- and listen as they put to words what's at stake with North Carolina's proposed Amendment 1.

"You can term it whatever you want," said Kathy Sullivan, "but you really cannot look at these relationships and determine they...

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Love = Love: 12-Year-Old Boy Stands Up for Lesbian Moms and Fights Amendment One (VIDEO)

(74) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 5:23 PM

Twelve-year-old Isak Atkins-Pearcy loves Legos, doughnuts, and fighting for what he believes in.

"I think in a world where everything is right, you could love anyone you wanted to," he said.

He's been fighting alongside his parents and with his junior high school's gay-straight alliance to defeat North Carolina's proposed...

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