Topics :: North Carolina
Equality North Carolina's executive director, Chris Sgro, was selected by the Guilford County Democratic Party to fill the seat of the late Rep. Ralph Johnson on April 9 at a party meeting held that same day.
The 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system will follow the state's new law about transgender people by requiring all bathrooms to be designated for use by people based on their biological sex.
On Sept. 21, the Wake County Commission added sexual orientation and gender identity to its employment protections. The county is the second largest by population in North Carolina.
A bill that was amended to potentially strip away the ability of local municipalities from enacting their own ordinances was defeated Tuesday after a bloc of Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives defected.
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers has won re-election to a third term representing North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.
A top North Carolina Republican said Tuesday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples.
A North Carolina official resigned Thursday rather than perform gay marriages, an individual stand that comes as fewer and fewer states are holding on to oppose same-sex unions.
A magistrate in northeastern North Carolina apparently will not face disciplinary action after refusing to marry two men after the end of the state's gay marriage ban.
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'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.