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A family’s story about the unforeseeable consequences of anti-gay Amendment One

By Jacob Combs Yesterday, Creative Loafing Charlotte, a website that covers arts and entertainment in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area of North Carolina, published the  powerful story of Renee Brown and Kelly Gimlin, a couple who live in the Charlotte suburb of Cornelius with their eight-year-old daughter, Sydney Jolie Brown.  Renee, Kelly and Sydney’s story shows is just [...]
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Feds: Married Gays Are Now "Families"

LGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God. (yesterday)

Via the Charlotte Observer: New census data released Thursday made a simple but substantial change in categorizing same-sex married couples: They now are considered families. In prior years, the U.S. Census Bureau counted such coupl... Read Post

Where are North Carolina’s businesses on Amendment One?

LGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker (2 years ago)

By Jacob Combs When Cathy Bessant, a top executive at Bank of America a former chair of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, came out against Amendment One, it was, as our very own Adam Bink put it, a “BFD.”  B of A’s global headquart... Read Post

UNC report says Amendment One does not prohibit domestic partnership benefits

LGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker (2 years ago)

By Jacob Combs Yesterday, Chapelboro.com, a website affiliated with Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s WCHL radio station, reported that the University of North Carolina School of Government has released a report concluding that the pass... Read Post


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