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.
As Support for North Carolina's Equal Marriage Grows, Voters Want to Weigh in
September 19 2014 3:43 PM ET

Polls Show N.C. Ready for Reversal on Marriage Equality

Matt Baume

Two years after approving a constitutional marriage ban, voters have grown more sympathetic to marriage equality, according to a new pair of polls.

North Carolina Congressman Says Businesses Shouldn't Be Forced to Hire Gays
September 19 2014 1:10 PM ET

N.C. Lawmaker Doesn't Want Businesses Forced to Hire Gays

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

North Carolina Representative Robert Pittenger doubled down on previous comments that firing gay people was a freedom for business owners to enjoy.

N.C., Miss. Cities to Offer Same-Sex Spousal Benefits
September 08 2014 5:51 PM ET

N.C., Miss. Cities to Offer Same-Sex Spousal Benefits

Trudy Ring

Winston-Salem becomes the first N.C. city to recognize same-sex marriage for employee benefits purposes, while Starkville, Miss., is the first in the state with domestic-partner benefits.

South Carolina's Marriage Ban Won't Go Down Without a Fight
July 29 2014 5:29 PM ET

S.C.'s Marriage Ban Won't Go Down Without a Fight

Sunnivie Brydum

The Republican attorney general said his office sees no reason to change its strategy after a federal court with jurisdiction over South Carolina struck down a similar ban on same-sex marriage in Virginia.

North Carolina AG Will Stop Defending Marriage Ban In Court
July 28 2014 7:44 PM ET July 29 2014 2:30 PM ET

WATCH: N.C. AG Won't Defend Marriage Ban In Court

Michelle Garcia

Hours after a federal court ruled Virginia's marriage ban is unconstitutional, North Carolina's attorney general said he will stop defending his state's ban in court.

WATCH: Protestors Rally as N.C. Women Seek Marriage License
July 23 2014 2:20 PM ET

WATCH: Protesters Rally as Women Seek Marriage License

Trudy Ring

Keisha Hollifield and her partner, Dericka, were turned down for a license in North Carolina's McDowell County, but were glad to make a point about marriage equality.

May 12 2014 5:41 PM ET

Clay Aiken's Democratic Rival Unexpectedly Dies

The former American Idol star will now go on to face GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers in the fall

WATCH: New N.C. Official Ready to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
May 10 2014 7:30 AM ET

N.C. Official Ready to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Sunnivie Brydum

A former mayor of Carrboro is ready to stand on the right side of history if he's elected to serve as the Register of Deeds in Orange County, North Carolina.

Clay Aiken Race Still Too Close to Call
May 07 2014 6:21 PM ET

Clay Aiken Race Still Too Close to Call

Trudy Ring

The out candidate is ahead by fewer than 400 votes in his congressional primary.

N.C.: Anti-Marriage Equality Pol Was Once Drag Performer
May 04 2014 4:00 AM ET

N.C.: Anti-Marriage Equality Pol Was Once Drag Performer

Trudy Ring

Former drag performer Steve Wiles campaigned for North Carolina's anti-marriage equality amendment in 2012, and now he's running for State Senate.

Elderly N.C. Couples With Severe Medical Issues Demand Marriage Rights
April 11 2014 2:38 PM ET

Elderly N.C. Couples Demand Marriage Rights

Michelle Garcia

Three couples with pressing medical issues appeal to courts to recognize their marriages before it is too late.

WATCH: Trans Student Questioned Over Bathroom Use at N.C. College Lays Out Her Demands
April 08 2014 4:06 PM ET

WATCH: N.C. Trans Student Questioned Over Bathroom Use Responds

Parker Marie Molloy

After being mocked by security guards, escorted off campus, and suspended, a North Carolina trans woman asks for an apology, policy changes, and sensitivity training.

WATCH: N.C. College Security Confronts Trans Student Over Bathroom Usage
April 02 2014 2:10 PM ET

WATCH: N.C. College Security Confronts Trans Student Over Bathroom Usage

Parker Marie Molloy

A 22-year-old transgender college student was removed from her North Carolina campus after being confronted by a security guard outside a women's restroom.

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