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Tony Perkins Has The HGTV Sadz

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"As sons of a preacher, the brothers have never shied away from their beliefs, which led them to back the North Carolina marriage amendment -- a stance the brothers seem to now be paying for, thanks to radical pro-homosexual activists like GLAAD, whose only answer to real diversity is harassment. Show More Summary

NORTH CAROLINA: Gay Couples Mark Ban Anniversary By Demanding Licenses

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Two years ago today North Carolina's Amendment One enshrined anti-LGBT bigotry into the state constitution. This morning gay couples are marking the anniversary by demanding marriage licenses in the state capital. Via Freedom To Marry: A lot has happened in North Carolina in the past two years: New relationships have formed. Show More Summary

NORTH CAROLINA: Christian Group To Celebrate Marriage Ban Anniversary

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the Christianist group Return America: This Thursday, May 8, 2014, North Carolina will celebrate the second anniversary of the North Carolina Marriage Amendment. Sixty-one percent of North Carolinians went on record supporting the Marriage Amendment. Show More Summary

N.C.: Anti-Marriage Equality Pol Was Once Drag Performer

Former drag performer Steve Wiles campaigned for North Carolina's anti-marriage equality amendment in 2012, and now he's running for State Senate. Featured Image: read more

NORTH CAROLINA: Christian Clergy File Challenge To Same-Sex Marriage Ban

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from the Campaign For Southern Equality: This morning a federal challenge to Amendment One was filed in the Western District of North Carolina on behalf of the United Church of Christ (UCC) as a national denomination, clergy from across faith traditions and same-sex couples. Show More Summary

NOM endorses man who doesn't want gays seen as 'fine and dandy'

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Back when he was fighting alongside NOM to pass a constitutional amendment in North Carolina, pastor Mark Harris admitted that he didn't want gay people to be seen as "fine and dandy." Here's that: SOURCE: Marriage Sunday–4/29/12 [FBC Charlotte] Now...

WATCH: Asheville, N.C. Register Accepts Marriage Applications from 10 Same-Sex Couples

Despite a 2012 amendment that prohibits marriage equality, the register of deeds in Buncombe County, North Carolina, accepted marriage applications from ten same-sex couples on Tuesday. read more

NOM: It's A North Carolina Emergency!

9 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"In North Carolina, a lawsuit has been pending before the courts to strike down the state's Marriage Amendment — a law passed just last May and by 61% of the popular vote! But just this week North Carolina's Attorney General, taskedShow More Summary

NORTH CAROLINA: Married Dutch Lesbian Granted Green Card By USCIS

12 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the DOMA Project: Although North Carolina voters passed the infamous anti-gay state constitutional “Amendment 1? in May 2012 that bars The Tar Heel State from recognizing and performing marriages or civil unions of same-sex couples,...Show More Summary

ACLU Files Suit To Overturn Montana's Ban On Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Following similar suits in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana has filed an amended lawsuit against the state on behalf of seven gay couples in an attempt to win for them the same benefits that...

Headline Of The Day

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The ACLU is on a ROLL today! Today the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation (ACLU-NCLF) announced plans to challenge North Carolina’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples by amending a...Show More Summary

Documentary Tackles Love, Equality, NC's Amendment One: VIDEO

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

An upcoming documentary (now in post-production) looks at North Carolina's Amendment One. Writes director Becca Roth: I dreamed of one day making a documentary that approached the issue of gay rights from a different perspective: one of compassion, empathy, and...

UNC report says Amendment One does not prohibit domestic partnership benefits

By Jacob Combs Yesterday,, 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 passage of Amendment One, which modified the state constitution to recognize marriage between men and women as the only “domestic legal union,” [...]

Prop 8 Proponent David Blankenhorn: 'The Time Has Come for Me to Accept Gay Marriage'

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Prop 8 proponent and witness and director of the Institute for American Values David Blankenhorn made waves in April when he came out against North Carolina's Amendment One. Today, in a NYT editorial, Blankenhorn writes "the time has come for...

Recapping the week of May 21-25 at

By Scottie Thomaston What you may have missed over the past week at… On Monday, May 21, Jacob began the week’s coverage with a piece on the Amendment One vote in North Carolina. I wrote about the sentencing of Dharun Ravi on charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy, in the death of [...]

California Church Buys Billboard For Amendment One Apology In NC

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

North Carolina voters earlier this month passed Amendment One, a piece of legislation banning civil unions and same-sex marriage. Horrified by the move and hoping to express their solidarity with equality-minded North Carolinians, an inclusive California church spent $3,000 to...

Audio: Tony Perkins admits what I said all year: #Amendment1 was nakedly biblical effort

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Amendment One managed to change the civil constitution, callously turning the North Carolina's most precious governing document into even more of a weapon against same-sex couples' legal rights. It also happened to be the most obviously, openly faith-based state campaign...

LA Gay Bar Bans Bachelorette Parties

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Citing recent LGBT rights setbacks like North Carolina's Amendment one, Los Angeles gay hotspot The Abbey has banned bachelorette parties. From their press release: Every Friday and Saturday night, we’re flooded with requests from straight girls in penis hats who want to ogle our gogos, dance with the gays and celebrate their pending nuptials. Show More Summary

A fascinating, detailed look at how North Carolina voted on Amendment One

By Jacob Combs The conventional wisdom on African-American voters and marriage equality goes something like this: because of deeply held religious beliefs, a commanding majority of black voters oppose marriage rights for gays and lesbians, and when such rights are put up to a vote of the people, African-Americans consistently turn out to vote against [...]

#Amendment1 campaign was 'unapologetically' about 'the issue of homosexual behavior'

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Throughout North Carolina's Amendment One fight, I kept noting how it truly was the most extreme state campaign I'd ever witnessed. The voices, all the way up to the top of the Vote For Marriage NC campaign, kept proving that...

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