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North Carolina Gay Marriage

Judge Strikes Down North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina has struck down the state's gay marriage ban, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings...

North Carolina Attorney General To Stop Defending State's Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is reverberating across the state's border. Roy Cooper, North Caro...

Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Monday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling upheld a p...

Why These Religious Leaders Are Suing North Carolina

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

The fight for marriage equality continues in North Carolina, but it's now being spearheaded by religious figures who say their First Amendment rights ...

North Carolina Vs. Freedom of Religion

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

If we are going to fight for the rights to exercise our faith as our conscience dictates, as is our Constitutional right in the United States, then we must get behind this lawsuit in North Carolina as this is, plain and simple, a freedom of religion question.

Jaweed Kaleem

State's New Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Could Turn 'Everything On Its Head'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.01.2014 | Gay Voices

An unusual lawsuit in North Carolina is shifting the conversation about religious freedom -- and could be driving a wedge between some major opponents...

Clergy Members Take Unusual Approach In Lawsuit Against Gay Marriage Ban

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A coalition of clergy members filed a novel federal lawsuit Monday against North Carolina's constitutional ban on gay marriag...

ACLU Urges Judge To Quickly Overturn State's Gay Marriage Ban

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a new legal assault on North Carolina's constitutional ban on marriage for same...

WATCH: Inspiring Couple Vows To Never Stop Fighting Until They're Equal

Posted 11.15.2013 | Gay Voices

"We won't stop until we're equal." That's the message of a remarkable new video about one gay couple's enduring love for one another -- and it's r...

On Becoming the First Same-Sex Couple in the South to Successfully File a Marriage License Application

Carol McCrory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Carol McCrory

We realized that we would be the first same-sex couple in North Carolina to get this far. We did not know that we would be the first in the entire South. There has been a lot of speculation about why we put ourselves out there so publicly, knowing what would likely follow. Here is the reason.

County Takes Big Step Forward On Gay Marriage

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An official in western North Carolina has accepted a marriage license request from a same sex couple. Bun...

N.C. County Official To Accept Marriage License Applications From Gay Couples

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A county official in North Carolina says he will accept marriage license applications from same-sex couple...

These Officials Are At The Center Of The Gay Marriage Debate

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis Sept 21 (Reuters) - For weeks, the lesbian couple courted the Guilford County register of deeds in North Carolina...

Marriage Actions Spreading in Southern States (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-08-20-Screenshot20130820at2.54.38PM.pngMarriage efforts are picking up all across the South, with civil actions starting this week.

WATCH: Young Boy Preaches Homosexuals 'Are Worthy Of Death' In Front Of Church

Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A young demonstrator took aim at North Carolina's Green Street United Methodist Church after its recent pledge to stop performing weddings until same-...

'Why Do You Care?'

Will Clegg | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Will Clegg

In many people's minds, I'm a straight man making a documentary film about a gay issue; if I want people to pledge their hard-earned dollars to my film in an economy that doesn't leave a lot of room for donations, I owe them an answer. I'm happy to oblige.

My Year As A Pro-Gay 'Orthodox' Heretic

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 08.15.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

My views on gay marriage are at odds with the consensus of my bishops. Speaking out on this issue has probably done irreparable damage to my career.

This Company Lost Customers After Supporting Gay Marriage

The New York Times | JAMES B. STEWART | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business

In the months leading up to North Carolina’s vote this month to ban gay marriage, most of the state’s business leaders were conspicuously silent. ...

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 ...

To Boycott North Carolina Or Not? That Is The Question

Steven Petrow | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Steven Petrow

Why single out North Carolina, which is only one of 31 states that now have constitutional amendments prohibiting same-sex marriage? Most importantly, how would such a movement help to change the hearts and minds of the Tar Heels who voted in favor of Amendment 1?

Feeling The Love With North Carolina's 'We Do' Campaign

Aly Windsor | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Aly Windsor

On May 10 my partner and I and our two sons, along with eight other couples and families, and a large crowd of supporters, walked to the Forsyth County government building to apply for marriage licenses. We did it to show plainly who is hurt when discriminatory laws are passed.

A Maverick?

Troy Roness | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

The current political conversations surrounding gay marriage, bullying, and the very essence of our nation beg a perplexing question: "Where do we go from here?"

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?

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...

It Was Never Whether, But When President Obama Would Say Yes to Gay Marriage

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Opposition to discrimination has always been a morally and politically right position for Obama, and that has included gender and sexual preference, not just racial discrimination. There was no doubt then that it was only a matter of time that Obama would finally say yes to gay marriage.