Topics :: North Carolina

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.

NC LGBT Group to Hold Rally Over Tax Filing Policy

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
North Carolina’s largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.

North Carolina’s Marriage Ban Challenged in Federal Court

Thursday Apr 10, 2014
Later this year, three federal judges could strike down North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage. The ACLU is asking for swift action from the court due to the serious medical condition of the plaintiffs.

Suit Cites Urgency to Overturn NC Gay Marriage Ban

By Emery P. Dalesio | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a new legal assault on North Carolina’s constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

School Official Responds to Outrage Over Anti-Gay Nun’s Speech, Counter Petition Launched

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Apr 4, 2014
The chaplain of a North Carolina catholic school issued a statement explaining his decision to schedule a controversial lecture by a Dominican nun that condemned homosexuality, saying that the sister’s comments were in keeping with Catholic teaching.

Bigoted Bride of Christ Blasts Gays, Divorce and Single Parents

By EDGE | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
A recent speech given to a group of Charlotte, N.C., high school students against homosexuality, single parenthood and masturbation caused an uproar, sparking a Change.org petition from parents, teachers, students and alumni.