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Midday open thread: NC teacher raises $140,000 to feed Ferguson school kids, Foley video authentic

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Billy Dare and the protective flashback: Supreme Court stays lower court ruling overturning Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage: The Court did not release any reasons for the stay nor its vote totals. Execution...Show More Summary

Gay Marriage News Watch: Updates from VA, TN, MS, NC, SC, WV - VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

AFER's Matt Baume reports on the Fourth Circuit's refusal to delay its Virginia marriage equality ruling, the Supreme Court's possible intervention in the case, a Tennessee judge upholding the state's marriage ban, Mississippi gay couples successfully registering their marriage licenses,...

Gay Couple Together 48 Years Fight NC Marriage Ban

Ellen Gerber and Pearl Berlin have been a couple since Lyndon Johnson was president. “We’re still in love, after 48 years,” Gerber, better known as Lennie, said recently. “We still can’t begin the day without a good cuddle.” How many couples can say that? June 2, 1966, is engraved in Roman numerals on the identical [...]

Together 48 years, couple fights NC marriage ban

last weekNews : The Newsroom

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — On the summer night Ellen Gerber and Pearl Berlin committed to spending their lives together, the No. 1 song was "When A Man Loves A Woman."

Together 48 years, couple fights NC marriage ban

last weekNews : The Newsroom

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Same-sex marriage is one step closer to being legal in North Carolina. And for one elderly couple, time is of the essence.

GLAAD: Head of NC's marriage campaign: Gay people 'defying what they were created to be'

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Head of NC's marriage campaign: Gay people 'defying what they were created to be' [GLAAD]

On NC's Attorney General and the bipartisan hunt for a 'culture war' off ramp

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

North Carolina's Democratic Attorney General has announced that he will no longer defend his state's discriminatory marriage ban, as he believes it would be "futile" in light of today's 4th Circuit ruling in favor of equality: AG Roy Cooper says...

NC Attorney General Says He'll No Longer Defend State's Gay Marriage Ban Following 4th Circuit Virginia Ruling

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

North Carolina's Attorney General Roy Cooper said today that he would no longer defend the state's gay marriage ban following the Virginia ruling today from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the News Observer reports: Cooper said that in light...

150 Anti-Gay Bigots Protest as Lesbian Couple Attempts to Get Marriage License in NC: VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A lesbian couple has been denied a marriage license in Marion County, North Carolina.

Gay Marriage News Watch: Updates from NV, WI, MI, AL, ND, NC, VA, AZ, and IN - VIDEO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

AFER's Matt Baume is taking his 'Marriage News Watch' on the road for the summer and appears this week in Nevada to unload the news from there. This week, Nevada awaits a ruling from the Ninth Circuit, Wisconsin's marriage equality....

Today's NC rally: Easy-to-prove extremism that hurts its movement

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Today in Raleigh, the coalition that passed North Carolina's marriage ban gathered a very tiny crowd in order to hold some sort of anniversary part for their discriminatory effort. A terrible way to celebrate #ThrowBackThursday, if you ask me. But...

Self Hate Is A Muhfugga: Anti-Gay GOP Senate Candidate Previously Worked At A Drag Bar

People can change though, riiiiiiight? NC Senate Candidate Against Marriage Equality Previously Worked As Drag Queen Another politician has been caught lying about a past that clashes with his conservative beliefs. According to NY Daily News reports: Steve

Gay Marriage News Watch: Updates from AR, AK, NC, OH, FL, CO, SD — VIDEO

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A marriage ruling in Arkansas is coming this week. The Alaska Supreme Court ruled against discrimination when it comes to property taxes in a major ruling. North Carolina's gay marriage ban has been challenged by a religious group. A new...

Anti-Marriage GOP Candidate Was Once A Drag Queen Named Mona Sinclair

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

It’s not surprising when a Republican opposes marriage equality. It is, though, when the Republican once was a drag queen who entertained under the name Mona Sinclair. Steve Wiles is now a 34-year-old realtor in Belews Creek, NC, seeking the Republican nomination for a state senate seat. But starting in the late 1990s, Wiles was […]

Candidate Clay Aiken Not Particularly Concerned About Gay Voters

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

At long last, America will soon have another opportunity to vote for Clay Aiken for something. But only if you live in his North Carolina district. Clay’s running for the NC House of Representatives. Of course, he supports marriage equality. But that’s “not the issue I’m running on,” he tells Huffington Post. So, what is the issue […]

Religious Freedom Wars: Why the UCC's Lawsuit Against NC Gay Marriage Ban Matters for Every American

In recent years, the religious and political right in this country has weaponized the Constitution. From bans on gay marriage to the right to own an assault rifle without a background check, the First and Second Amendments, in particular,...Show More Summary

NC voters more tolerant of gays

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

QNotes reports on a new poll released by Public Policy Polling of North Carolinians. While a (smaller) majority of state residents are still against gay marriage (53% versus 40%), a majority, even among Republicans, supports some kind...Show More Summary

Gay Marriage News Watch: Updates from WY, UT, OK, IN, LA, NC, and GA — VIDEO

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

AFER's Matt Baume is back with the latest in marriage news reporting on former Republican Senator Alan Simpson's new ad for marriage equality in Wyoming along with new polling numbers. Utah's marriage equality ruling has been appealed, and Oklahoma hearings...

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