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NC Gay Couples Who Got Marriage License and Sued Anyway Lose in Federal Court

A federal judge upheld a law which allows North Carolina magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages if it conflicts with their religious beliefs, noting that the couples who sued got what they wanted, a marriage license.

Federal Judge Rejects Challenge to NC’s Anti-Gay ‘Marriage Recusal’ Law

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A federal judge has thrown out a challenge to a North Carolina law that allows local government officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples if doing so would violate their sincerely-held religious beliefs. News of the ruling first broke on Twitter… Read The post Federal Judge Rejects Challenge to NC’s Anti-Gay ‘Marriage Recusal’ Law appeared first on Towleroad.

NC School District's Transgender Guidelines Bar Teachers From Calling Students 'Boys and Girls,' FRC Warns

The Family Research Council, a pro-life and pro-traditional marriage conservative group, is speaking out against a North Carolina school district's transgender guidelines, which would bar teachers from calling their students "boys and girls."

TurnOUT! NC Teams Up with NoH8 Campaign To Repeal HB2

This past Sunday, TurnOUT! North Carolina (NC) teamed up with the NoH8 campaign in Charlotte to talk with voters about the dangers of the discriminatory HB2 and the need for full repeal. NoH8, which promotes marriage, gender and human...Show More Summary

NC county scrambles to provide marriage services after all magistrates refuse to perform same-sex weddings

last yearNews : The Raw Story

All four magistrates in North Carolina’s McDowell County have been barred from performing any marriages for six months after they used the state’s religious exemption law to opt out of performing same-sex weddings. Chief District Judge Randy Pool confirmed to WLOS on Thursday that...

Anti-gay NC pastor launches movement to fly Christian flag above the American flag

last yearNews : The Raw Story

A North Carolina pastor is calling on churches across the United States to install flag poles so that they can fly the Christian flag above the American flag to protest same-sex marriage. In a video posted to YouTube last week, Pastor Rit Varriale of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby explained...

What the Movement for Marriage Equality Can Teach Gun Sense Advocates

The day after the SCOTUS announced Obergefell vs. Hodges, which legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states, Shannon Watts was to speak at the national PTA convention in Charlotte, NC. And if you don't think these two events aren'tShow More Summary

Daily dose: Null and void edition

NC House Democrats say marriage bill override is ‘null and void’ (Raleigh News & Observer) -- N.C. House Democrats filed a formal complaint Tuesday arguing that the veto override of a bill exempting magistrates from marriage duties should...Show More Summary

NC lawmakers enact law allowing public officials right to refuse performing gay marriage duties

GOP Senate leader Phil Berger introduced the discriminatory bill following a court decision overturning North Carolina's gay marriage ban. The North Carolina House followed the Senate's lead and voted Thursday to override GOP Gov. Pat...Show More Summary

NC House and Senate Overturn Governor’s Veto, Pass ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

last yearNews : Mediaite

Despite Gov. McCrory's veto, the state's Religious Freedom bill has become law. Elected officials can now refrain from performing same-sex marriages.

Memories of racist rule refreshed by NC bill

Rachel Maddow shares the story of a North Carolina woman who, in 1976, was refused a marriage license because her fiance was black, with the magistrate...

Interracial marriage threatened by NC Republican anti-gay bill

Rachel Maddow explains how Republican legislators in North Carolina are poised to override a veto by the governor of an anti-gay marriage bill that would...

North Carolina Senate Overrides Governor's Veto Of Anti-Gay Marriage Recusal Bill: VIDEO

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

(Photo via #SocialMedia NC) On Monday North Carolina state lawmakers voted to override Governor Pat McCrory's veto of a bill that would allow some public officials to opt out of having to perform same-sex marriages. Proponents of the bill in...

Gay Marriage News Watch: TN, TX, NC, AL - VIDEO

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Matt Baume with the American Foundation for Equal Rights reports on an NBC station in Tennessee refusing to broadcast an ad featuring a gay soldier wanting to get married, numerous anti-gay bills failing in Texas, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's...

Daily dose: McCrory finds a spine

2 years agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

In the struggle to demonstrate relevance, Pat McCrory this week vetos a bill. The media swoon. Funny stuff. __________________________________________________ McCrory vetoes NC religious objection bill on gay marriage (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Show More Summary

BREAKING: NC Gov. Pat McCrory To Veto Magistrates Marriage Refusal Bill

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

"I recognize that for many North Carolinians, including myself, opinions on same-sex marriage come from sincerely held religious beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman. However, we are a nation and a state of laws. Whether...Show More Summary

Get Your Tickets Now! Shift: Dream Marriage Boot Camp will be in NC on May 2nd

Are you living the marriage that you dreamed of on your wedding day? We’re Lamar & Ronnie Tyler and we want you to know that if you answered NO you are not alone. We recently asked this question during a training and 72% of the attendees responded NO! We faced our own marriage issues (blended Keep Reading ?

Gay Marriage News Watch: SCOTUS, NOM, AR, MO, NE, SD, NC - VIDEO

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Matt Baume with the American Foundation for Equal Rights reports on upcoming Supreme Court oral arguments later this month, the National Organization for Marriage's latest courtroom flubs, the cases before the 8th Circuit, North Carolina magistrates suing for the right...

First Drip (3/20/15): Another debate of religious freedom vs. public policy in NC Senate, more

The N.C. Senate: Magistrates could recuse themselves from performing marriages if they feel their religious beliefs are being violated, but parents can't use that same excuse to exempt their children from vaccinations. OK then.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

NC lawmaker files bill requiring all marriage applicants take up serpents

2 years agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

"It's the only way to be sure they really want to get married," stated freshman Republican Representative Biddle Tanner. Recently elected to the newly-formed 147th House District, which encompasses the lay-preacher's hometown YanceyShow More Summary

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