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North Carolina Amendment 1

The Story Behind One: A Story of Love and Equality

A.J. Walkley | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

I recently had the pleasure to sit down with filmmaker Becca Roth as she heads to Kickstarter to make her LGBT-related documentary, One: A Story of Love and Equality, a reality.

On The Ground In North Carolina

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara | Posted 11.04.2012 | Gay 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.

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 07.25.2012 | Gay 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.

Anti-Gay Pastor's Sermon Defended By His Followers: 'You've Got To Be Scared Straight'

Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices

Parishioners at North Carolina's Providence Road Baptist Church have come to the defense of Pastor Charles L. Worley, days after video footage of him ...

Homophobic North Carolina Pastor: 'Forty Years Ago [Gays] Would've Hung...From A White Oak Tree'

Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices

Footage of a homophobic sermon given by the North Carolina pastor who called for gays and lesbians to put in an electrified pen and ultimately killed ...

North Carolina Gov Apologizes For Bashing Mississippi

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

CORRECTION: This story embarrassingly took Bev Perdue's spoof Twitter account at face value -- here is her real one -- to produce the following: No...

A Look At What Happened On Amendment 1 In North Carolina

Adam Bink | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay 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.

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 05.11.2012 | Gay 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 07.10.2012 | Gay 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?

Amendment 1 Through An Interfaith Lens

Kyle Anderson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Religion
Kyle Anderson

While people are not going to come to agreement over contentious issues, I believe there is still room for meaningful conversation to foster mutual understanding.

Franklin Graham: Obama Has 'Shaken His Fist' At God

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Evangelist Franklin Graham said in a statement Thursday that President Barack Obama had "shaken his fist" at God when he affirmed his support for same...

Gay People Can't Marry in North Carolina, But Life Isn't Exactly Easy for Straight Couples, Either

Joe Peacock | Posted 07.09.2012 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

Now, heterosexual marriage laws are pretty straightforward in North Carolina. In fact, things are so lenient that, In North Carolina, it's completely legal for first cousins to get married.

We Have Met the Enemy, And The Enemy Is Us

Arlene Stein | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay 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.

Sam Stein

President Obama Announces Support For Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a nod to a dramatic shift in public opinion, Barack Obama on Wednesday became the first sitting president to announce his support for...

LOOK: Shocking Fact About Amendment One, North Carolina's Gay Marriage Ban

Posted 05.09.2012 | Gay Voices

As the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community continues to digest the implications of North Carolina's Amendment One, one high-profil...

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

Alvin Lopez Woods | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay 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 07.09.2012 | Gay 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.

Get Out of My Heart, GOP

Jess Coleman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

For a party that wants government "off our backs" and "out of our pockets," they sure seem to care a lot about who we love.

WATCH: Gay Divide In America Explained In Taiwanese Animation

Posted 05.09.2012 | Comedy

North Carolina passed the amendment one gay marriage ban on Tuesday as expected, and right on cue, Taiwanese animation house NMA released a cartoon ex...

Message To North Carolina: No Vote Will Change Whom I Love

Shane L. Windmeyer | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Shane L. Windmeyer

No vote will change whom I love or whom I call my family. I will still be here regardless, living my life openly and honestly. My husband and I are still your neighbors. We are still taxpayers. One day, very soon, the margin of victory will shift in the favor of equality for my family.

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...