Topics :: North Carolina

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San Jose Bans Travel to NC, MS

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 21
San Jose has joined the list of cities and states banning taxpayer funded travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the enactment of anti-LGBT laws in those states.

NC Governor Forced to Seat Openly Gay Equality Activist on State Assembly

POLITICS | By Lainey Millen | Apr 24
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.

UNC President: Campuses Must Follow Transgender Law

NATIONAL | By Martha Waggoner | Apr 9
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.

Wake County Joins Other Municipalities Across the Carolinas on LGBT Protections

NATIONAL | By Lainey Millen | Oct 12
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.

North Carolina Local Nondiscrimination Ordinances Stay Intact

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Oct 3
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.

Clay Aiken Loses North Carolina House Race

POLITICS | Nov 5
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers has won re-election to a third term representing North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District.

GOP Leader: NC Officials can Refuse to Marry Gays

NATIONAL | Oct 22
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.

Gay Marriage: North Carolina Official Resigns

POLITICS | Oct 17
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.

NC Men Wed After Initial Denial By Magistrate

NATIONAL | Oct 15
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.

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.

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