Topics :: North Carolina

Clay Aiken Wins NC Dem Congressional Primary

Tuesday May 13, 2014
"American Idol" singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat according to a final, unofficial vote count that was posted Tuesday, a day after the accidental death of his closest rival.

Clay Aiken’s Primary Opponent Dies at His Home

Monday May 12, 2014
The entrepreneur who was locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken died Monday, his family said.

NC Candidate to Sign Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

By Tom Foreman Jr. | Thursday May 8, 2014
The apparent winner of a register of deeds seat in North Carolina says he’ll sign same-sex marriage licenses despite a state ban against gay unions.

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Anniversary Marked in NC

Thursday May 8, 2014
Supporters and opponents of the amendment that banned same-sex marriage in North Carolina are holding events to mark the second anniversary of its passage.

Anti-Gay Drag Queen Emeritus Loses GOP Bid for NC State Senate

By EDGE | Thursday May 8, 2014
Republican senatorial hopeful and retired drag queen Steve Wiles (aka Mona Sinclair), who went on the record as supporting the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, failed to win his party’s nomination for state senate this week.

Primary Featuring Clay Aiken too Close to Call

By Emery P. Dalesio | Wednesday May 7, 2014
The Democratic congressional primary race between former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco remained very close and without a clear winner.

Report: Anti-Gay NC Republican has Drag Queen Past

By Jason St. Amand | Monday May 5, 2014
Several news sources are reporting that a Republican politician from North Carolina, who opposes same-sex marriage, was once a drag queen and once worked at a gay-friendly bar.

Lawsuit an Unusual Challenge to Gay Marriage Ban

By Mitch Weiss | Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
A coalition of clergy members is challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage with an unusual approach in a federal lawsuit: They say it violates their religious freedom.

Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn NC Same-Sex Marriage Ban

By Mitch Weiss | Monday Apr 28, 2014
Some clergy members are filing a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, saying it violates their religious freedom.

Democrat Clay Aiken Goes for GOP-Heavy House District

By Emery P. Dalesio | Sunday Apr 27, 2014
Singer-songwriter Clay Aiken doesn’t have a problem with name recognition. But that doesn’t mean voters in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District will send the "American Idol" star to Washington to represent them in Congress.