Topics :: North Carolina

NC GOP Slams Aiken’s Alleged Congressional Bid

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
A North Carolina Republican representative is reacting to rumors that "American Idol" star Clay Aiken will run for Congress.

Blue Cross to Offer Gay NC Couples Family Policies

Wednesday Jan 29, 2014
North Carolina’s largest insurer is reversing course and now says it will offer family coverage to same-sex married couples and domestic partners in new policies.

Will Clay Aiken Run for Congress?

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday Jan 26, 2014
Earlier this month "American Idol" star Clay Aiken made headlines for considering making a congressional bid in North Carolina. Though nothing has been confirmed, sources claim that the singer is putting together a political campaign team.

Gay Marriage Cases in 5 States Offer Broad View

Thursday Jan 16, 2014
As battles over gay-marriage rights move through the courts across the country, here are cases to watch in five states.

NC Christian School Aims to Ban Students with LGBT Families

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Nov 22, 2013
A Christian school in Wilmington, N.C., is allegedly trying to implement a policy that would effectively prohibit students from attending if someone from the LGBT community is a member of their family.

Same-Sex Couples Register Marriage Licenses in NC

By Mitch Weiss | Tuesday Oct 22, 2013
Despite North Carolina’s ban on gay marriage, a same-sex couples register for marriage licenses in the state.

AG’s Travels Show Willingness for NC Governor Bid

Monday Oct 21, 2013
Attorney General Roy Cooper has been spending more time on the Democratic banquet circuit, letting the party faithful know he’s ready to fight the new Republican agenda in Raleigh. And, by the way, he’s ready for bigger things.

Same-Sex Marriage Applicants to Test NC County

By Mitch Weiss | Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
An official in western North Carolina has accepted marriage license requests from 10 same-sex couples, despite a 2012 amendment to the state constitution forbidding such marriages.

Same-Sex Marriage Licenses to be Accepted in Asheville NC

By Mitch Weiss | Monday Oct 14, 2013
The Buncombe County Register of Deeds says he’s going to accept marriage license applications from same-sex couples and seek an opinion from North Carolina’s top lawyer.

NC AG Cooper: Keeping Personal and Professional Apart in Marriage Fight

By Gary D. Robertson | Monday Oct 14, 2013
Attorney General Roy Cooper says he supports gay marriage but argues his personal views aren’t preventing him from vigorously defending North Carolina’s constitutional amendment affirming its prohibition from a lawsuit.