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.

A teacher and his assistant principal felt they could no longer count on administrators to support them after outraged parents objected to the reading of King & King.

June 16 2015 7:56 PM

The legislature passes the discriminatory SB2 over the veto of the state's Republican governor.

June 11 2015 1:03 PM

Despite the Governor's veto, North Carolina lawmakers continue to advance a bill that would let judges and clerks refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

June 08 2015 1:16 PM

The state Senate votes to override Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of the bill, which would let public employees opt out of marriage duties; the House will likely vote this week.

June 01 2015 9:40 PM

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.

May 28 2015 5:06 PM

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.

May 28 2015 2:05 PM

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

May 16 2015 1:00 PM

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

April 24 2015 7:50 PM

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

April 07 2015 7:00 AM