North Carolina

News from within the borders of North Carolina and the fight for LGBT equality there. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in North Carolina, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. Learn about individuals—activists, politicians, and allies—who have helped us make strides toward equality. We also cover the campaigns of groups opposed to marriage equality and explore how gay marriage is covered in mainstream media. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.
North Carolina Governor To Veto Antigay Measure

N.C. Gov. Won't Give Judges, Clerks 'Right to Discriminate'

The Republican governor of North Carolina says he will not sign a partisan bill to give magistrates and clerks the right to refuse to perform same sex marriages or issue marriage licenses to gays and lesbians.

North Carolina Lawmakers Give Antigay Judges, Clerks Right to Discriminate

N.C. Lawmakers: Give Antigay Judges Right to Discriminate

A bill is headed to Gov. McCrory's desk that would allow judges and public officials to recuse themselves from providing marriage licenses to same-sex couples — or any couple at all.

N.C. Parents Object to Teacher's Use of Gay-Themed Book

N.C. Parents Object to Teacher's Use of Gay-Themed Book

Some parents objected after a teacher read King & King to his class as a lesson against bullying.

N.C. Catholic Bishop Nixes Event With Pro-LGBT Nun

N.C. Catholic Bishop Nixes Event With Pro-LGBT Nun

However, an LGBT-affirming Baptist church has stepped in to host a talk on inclusion by Sister Jeannine Gramick.

Op-ed: How Business Can Be a Game Changer in Fight Against Bigoted Laws

Op-ed: How Business Can Lead the Fight Against Bigoted Laws

Advocacy groups can’t cede the argument on whether being LGBT is a sin, says the out cofounder of Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams.

Trans Teen Activist, Former Homecoming King, Dies in Charlotte, N.C.

Trans Teen Activist, Former Homecoming King, Dies in Charlotte

Blake Brockington, 18, died by suicide after inspiring trans youth locally and nationally with his work to combat transphobia, racism, and police brutality.

Angry Activists Confront Trans Teen in Charlotte Bathroom, As Nondiscrimination Ordinance Fails

Angry Activists Confront Trans Teen in Charlotte Bathroom

Tensions flared in Charlotte, N.C. Monday, as nearly 120 citizens gave passionate speeches for and against an ultimately stymied LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance.

Op-ed: Are You a Public Servant? Then Serve the Public

Op-ed: Are You a Public Servant? Then Serve the Public

Why 'religious liberty' laws protecting public employees from accommodating LGBT people are truly problematic.

North Carolina Senators Vote to Give Clerks 'Right to Discriminate'

N.C. Senators Vote to Give Clerks 'Right to Discriminate'

The North Carolina Senate just passed a bill that would allow registrars and magistrates to refuse to marry same-sex couples on the basis of 'sincerely held religious beliefs.'

North Carolina Lawmakers' First Priority: License to Discriminate

North Carolina's First Priority: License to Discriminate

The legislative session of 2015 is barely under way, but lawmakers in North Carolina are already looking for ways to sidestep marriage equality.

Syndicate content

AddThis

Quantcast