Topics :: North Carolina

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Judge in NC Gay Marriage Case Denies GOP Delay

NATIONAL | By Michael Biesecker | Oct 10
A federal judge overseeing a pair of challenges to North Carolina's gay marriage ban denied a motion late Thursday from lawyers for Republican legislative leaders seeking more than a weeklong delay in the case.

North Carolina AG to Counties: Get Ready for Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | Oct 7
North Carolina's top lawyer has advised local officials to prepare for an influx of same-sex couples seeking marriage certificates following a federal judge's ruling expected within days.

NC Gay Marriage Proponents to Move to Overturn Ban

NATIONAL | Oct 6
Same-sex marriage advocates in North Carolina say they will ask a federal judge to quickly strike down the state's ban following the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear appeals of the issue.

Christians Rally to Keep Marriage Ban in North Carolina

NATIONAL | Oct 2
Conservative Christians vowed Tuesday to fight to keep marriage in North Carolina between a man and a woman, despite Attorney General Roy Cooper's unwillingness to defend a state law that defines it as such and a judicial trend striking down similar bans.

Christian Group Wants NC Marriage Limit Preserved

NATIONAL | Sep 30
Christian conservatives who helped pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in North Carolina are gathering again in Raleigh to try to keep the prohibition defended in court.

NC Town Considers Domestic Partner Benefits

NATIONAL | Sep 8
A Winston-Salem City Council committee is to consider whether to offer benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

Gov. McCrory Asked Not to Defend NC Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | Aug 27
Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices.

Gay Marriage Backers Ask Judge for Quick NC Ruling

NATIONAL | Aug 15
Gay marriage advocates want a federal judge to quickly overturn North Carolina's ban on same-sex unions after an appeals court ruling to overturn a similar prohibition in Virginia.

Together 48 Years, Couple Fights NC Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | By Michael Biesecker | Aug 14
The story of the lead plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of same-sex relationships.

Gay Marriage Supporters Push for Quick NC Ruling

NATIONAL | By Michael Biesecker | Jul 29
Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.

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