Topics :: North Carolina

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.

NC Lesbians Head for NYC Wedding With ACLU Cash

Saturday Apr 26, 2014
A North Carolina lesbian couple is headed for their wedding day.

Delay Sought on NC Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
North Carolina’s attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state’s same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation.