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Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment In Minnesota Fails

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Minnesota voters voted against an amendment on Nov. 6 that would have defined marriage as being between a man and woman in the state's constitution, t...

INTERACTIVE RESULTS: Gay Marriage On The Ballot In 4 States

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Voters in four states cast ballots on marriage equality. Refresh this page for the latest results. Also on HuffPost: var src_url="http:...

Marijuana Legalization, Gay Marriage Emerge Hot Ballot Measures

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID CRARY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes ...

LOOK: These College Students Joyfully Share Why They Are Voting To Ban Gay Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Minnesota voters will decide whether to reiterate the ban on same-sex marriage in the state's constitution on Nov. 6 -- but a group of Northwestern Co...

On The Ground In North Carolina

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

This week the Democratic Party will make history by becoming the first major American political party to endorse both marriage and employment equality for LGBT people. That this position will be ratified in Charlotte, N.C., highlights a dilemma that is both political and moral in nature.

Groups Making Big Moves On Gay Marriage During DNC

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the host state of the Democratic National Convention has stirred anger and rese...

A Billboard Of Love

Phil Shepherd | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

An emerging church in San Diego, Calif., has once again taken up the mantel of love this week and has become ambassadors to the LGBTQ community in North Carolina, letting them know that they are not alone and that God does love them.

Gay Marriage Polls Not Yet Reflected In Votes

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Poll after poll shows public support for same-sex marriage steadily increasing, to the point where it's now a majority viewpoint. Yet in a...

Why You Shouldn't Boycott North Carolina

Mark Kleinschmidt | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Kleinschmidt

While I understand that this is a natural response to the passage of such a discriminatory act, one that targets innocent North Carolinians for the worst of reasons, misunderstanding and bigotry, I'm asking everyone to take a deep breath.

A Look At What Happened On Amendment 1 In North Carolina

Adam Bink | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Adam Bink

I spent much of the spring working on defeating anti-gay Amendment 1 in North Carolina. It's been my habit, after major wins or losses, to reflect on what went right and what went wrong, and offer some thoughts. Here are some of those along with some analysis.

State Becoming Political Headache For Dems

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Once a bright spot for President Barack Obama, North Carolina is now more like a political migraine less than four months befo...

Mississippi Gov Responds To North Carolina Gov's Jab

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Friday it was "petty" for North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to insult Mississippi while bemo...

N.C. Gov Uses Fellow Southern State To Slam Amendment 1

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) said Friday that she was embarrassed by voters' passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment to the state's constituti...

Lesbian Seeking Marriage License Arrested In North Carolina

AP | By EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A lesbian who sought a North Carolina marriage license with her partner and was rejected under a state law banning same-sex mar...

Southern Fried Batsh*t

Walt Hawkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Walt Hawkins

I would gladly never step foot in North Carolina again, and if it weren't for the fact that I do have relatives and a few friends there, I probably wouldn't. Why would I waste my money to support the economy of a state that clearly sees me as unworthy of any level of respect?

We Have Met the Enemy, And The Enemy Is Us

Arlene Stein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Arlene Stein

The battle in North Carolina also indicates that conservative strategists are beginning to target unrepentant, unmarried heterosexual couples, too. In a state that already prohibits same-sex marriage, Amendment 1 adds prohibitions against civil unions and domestic partnerships.

North Carolina Voters Ban Gay Marriage... Maybe It's Our Fault?

Alvin Lopez Woods | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin Lopez Woods

It is up to us to show the opposition that we are no different. We are all human, and love is love. Some people are scared of what appears to be different. If we truly step up and show that we are all the same, this world would be as beautiful as life itself.

North Carolina's Amendment 1: Losing On The Merits

Noah Baron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Baron

Let's take a page out of Harvey Milk's book: if you don't mention "at least one old queer" in your campaign ads against an anti-gay initiative, you've already lost the battle. Perhaps the vote in North Carolina was a foregone conclusion.

Team Obama, Others Weigh In On State's Gay Marriage Ban

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, North Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment that defines marriage exclusively between a man and a woman, making North Carolina...

North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Passes

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becomi...

North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Faces Critical Test

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

* State already outlaws same-sex marriage by statute * Candidates for Congress, governor also being considered By Wade R...

State's Gay Marriage Battle Could Have National Implications

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

North Carolina voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to add a measure banning gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships to the s...

Obama Influence Tested In 'Emotional' State Initiative

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has long prided itself on its moderate politics dating to the civil rights era, as well as its place as a New Sou...

WATCH: Couple Travels To D.C. To Marry Just Before North Carolina Amendment 1 Vote

Mimi Schiffman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mimi Schiffman


My Family Was Harassed At The North Carolina Polls

Aly Windsor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aly Windsor

On May 4 my partner and I took our two boys with us to vote early against North Carolina's Amendment 1. We were not prepared at all for the drama that we encountered as we approached the early voting location.