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North Carolina Marriage Amendment

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.

Following A Legacy: Walking 85 Miles In Protest Of Amendment 1

Jacob Tobia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jacob Tobia

As of yesterday, May 4, my friend Dominique Beaudry and I are walking from the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro to the State Capitol, a four-day journey of over 85 miles, wearing sandwich boards that encourage North Carolinians to vote against Amendment 1.

WATCH: Middle School Students Take On Amendment 1

Mimi Schiffman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mimi Schiffman


North Carolina Voters: Come May 8, Please Remember That Amendment One Affects Real Families

Aly Windsor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Aly Windsor

No matter how hard I squint, I cannot figure out what's so threatening about this little life of ours. I believe in compassion and accepting people different from me, so I have spent a lot of mental energy puzzling over the motivations of people who would vote to invalidate our family.

Just The Facts On North Carolina's Marriage Amendment

Steven Petrow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Petrow

North Carolina's voters head to the polls on May 8 to vote on Amendment One, a constitutional instrument that would bring the Tar Heel State in line with all its Southern neighbors in codifying discrimination against not only its LGBT citizens but all its residents.

Celinda Lake: North Carolina Anti-Amendment-One Win Could Change LGBT Rights Movement Forever

Karen Ocamb | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

The anti-Amendment-One campaign has reframed the perennial anti-gay "kids" message. According to prominent pollster Celinda Lake, if they can raise the money to air TV ads, Amendment One could be stopped, and this could change the LGBT movement forever.

In North Carolina's Amendment One Fight The Kids Are All Right (VIDEO)

Jen Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jen Jones

Students in 2012 don't understand why Amendment One is even happening. And they are harshly aware they're the only people -- a first generation of Southern voters -- who can truly stop it.

On North Carolina's Especially Disturbing "Defense of Marriage" Amendment

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The broad language of the amendment could result in the denial of a wide range of rights and protections to non-married couples -- gay and straight -- on the grounds that those relationships would be barred from legal recognition if the amendment passes.

North Carolina's Civil Rights Community Leads the March Against Amendment One

Jen Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jen Jones

It's no coincidence that Equality NC and NAACP-NC are now standing side by side in the Coalition to Protect All North Carolina Families, the state campaign to defeat Amendment One in May and turn the tide on LGBT discrimination in the South and beyond.

Why North Carolina Could Turn the Tide on LGBT Discrimination in the South... And Beyond

Jen Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jen Jones

For those who believe finishing the equivalent of 13 marathons in five weeks should be a piece of cake compared with the challenge of defeating anti-gay legislation in the South, well, you might be surprised come May. After all, this is North Carolina.

Racing Against an Amendment Based on Five Simple Words

Jen Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jen Jones

From Jan. 27 to March 2, 2012, I will run 322 miles across the length of North Carolina, from the mountains of Asheville to the coastal city of Wilmington, to raise awareness about the many harms of the marriage amendment.

James Forrester, Sponsor of N.C. Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment, Under Heavy Scrutiny

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

Gaston County state senator James Forrester had been trying for eight years to push a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples.

Jaweed Kaleem

Gay Ministers Protest North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion

As the battle over same-sex marriage continues to cause tensions around the country, a group of ministers and their supporters are launching a protest...

It's Time for the 'We Need to Protect Marriage' Con to Die

Alvin McEwen | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

It's time for this "we need to protect marriage" con to die. And it will. It could happen in North Carolina or Minnesota. Both states are facing anti-marriage-equality votes next year. Or it could happen before then.

Thom Goolsby, NC Senator, Explains That the Anti-Gay-Marriage Bill Empowers Voters

Yuna Shin | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

On Monday, Sept. 12, the North Carolina House of Representatives and Senate voted in favor of putting on the May primary vote a referendum on amending the state constitution to prohibit gay marriage in North Carolina.