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No Charges Against Marine Who Accidentally Shot Sleeping Neighbor With A Freedom Bullet

North Carolina police say no charges will be brought after a woman accidentally NRAed her sleeping neighbor on Thursday. Brannaird Riley was Second Amendmented in the upper right arm while sleeping in his bed inside his apartment in Havelock. According to police, his next door neighbor in the duplex, who is a Marine at Cherry Point, [...]

NORTH CAROLINA: State AG Roy Cooper Says Amendment One Is Now Surely Doomed, Will Drop His Defense

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

Via Equality North Carolina: Following a ruling today from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of marriage equality, North Carolina's Attorney General Roy Cooper held a press conference in response, saying that as a result of the...Show More Summary

NORTH CAROLINA: State AG Says Amendment One Is Now Surely Doomed

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

Via Equality North Carolina: Following a ruling today from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of marriage equality, North Carolina's Attorney General Roy Cooper held a press conference in response, saying that as a result of the...Show More Summary

Amendment done - 4th circuit rules in favor of marriage equality

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

From CNN: The 4th Circuit opinion also will affect marriage laws in other states within its jurisdiction, including West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Only Maryland has legalized same-sex marriage. Though I believe the...Show More Summary

Young Leaders on the Front Lines to Defend Voter Rights

This month courageous students and a handful of civil rights organizations are challenging a voter ID law in North Carolina -- saying it discriminates against college students in the state and violates the 26th Amendment allowing 18 year olds the right to vote. Show More Summary

North Carolina Pastors Demand Gov. Pat McCrory Defend State's Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

A group supporting the North Carolina Pastors Network demanded the state's governor defend the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state despite lawsuits from same-sex couples at the local and national level at a rally on Tuesday.

N.C. pastors rally for gay marriage ban

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Pastors on Tuesday called on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to defend that state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the face of lawsuits from same-sex couples in the state and around the country.

Skip Stam's bigotry goes over the top -- again

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

During debate over an amendment to protect LGBT students in charter schools, North Carolina's bigot-in-chief Skip Stam decided he would embarrass himself, the general assembly and our state: During debate, Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam (R-Wake)...Show More Summary

Judge Strikes Down NC GOP's Effort To Silence Moral Monday Protesters

North Carolina Republicans must be shocked -- SHOCKED -- to discover that the First Amendment doesn't just apply to them! Via New Civil Rights Movement: A Superior Court Judge in North Carolina has struck down most of the new rules the state legislature passed in order to thwart those vexing Moral Monday protests that just won’t go quietly away. Show More Summary

Woman who criticized him is just being emotional, says Republican Senate candidate

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Thom Tillis After a North Carolina state representative said that Republican Senate candidate and state House Speaker Thom Tillis had "double crossed" the effort to pass a budget amendment on film incentives, Tillis fired back: In aShow More Summary

NC Dem: Second Amendment Does Not Define Itself As Absolute

On May 27, retired North Carolina state senator Ellie Kinnard (D) used an editorial to argue that the Second Amendment does not define itself as absolute and that the Supreme Court made a mistake by "expanding gun accessibility" via the Heller (2008) decision. Show More Summary

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

4 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

North Carolina Sells Justice At The Polls

Regular visitors to this shebeen will recall that the Balanced Budget Amendment is known hereabouts as the Worst Idea In American Politics. But what, some have asked, is the Second-Worst Idea In American Politics?

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

Anti-Gay Republican Candidate Worked In Gay Nightclub As Female Impersonator

And now he’s an political anti-gay impersonator. Steve Wiles (R), a state Senate candidate “who supports North Carolina’s constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage, once worked as a female impersonator at a gay nightclub in Winston-Salem and was gay at the time,” the Winston Salem-Journal reports. Wiles performed under he name “Mona Sinclair.” Wiles’ responses over […]

These Church Leaders Can’t Officiate Gay Weddings Because Those Church Leaders Want “Religious Freedom”

The United Church of Christ made history on Monday when it filed a federal lawsuit challenging Amendment One, the voter-approved measure that banned same-sex marriage in North Carolina. A component of Amendment One bars clergy from performing...Show More Summary

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

4 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

ACLU suing for immediate action to end Amendment One; Cooper has no immediate comment

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Several news outlets are reporting that the North Carolina ACLU is suing to for immediate action to overturn Amendment One. The action is being taken on behalf of gay couples in ill health and is similar to ruling last week in Ohio. Given...Show More Summary

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