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16 North Carolina Judges Quit Following State's Legalization of Gay Marriage

Sixteen North Carolina judges have either resigned or retired after gay marriage became legal in that state last month after a judge ruled that an amendment to the state's constitution banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

Gay North Carolina Couple Weds After First Being Denied Based On Magistrate's Religious Beliefs

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On Monday, Randy Jackson and Eddie Locklear of Elizabeth City, North Carolina attempted to make their partnership official after thirty-one years. The state's same-sex marriage ban, Amendment One, had been struck down and their request should have been respected. However,...

Gay Couples Marry in North Carolina

Nearly two years after North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment recognizing marriage only as a union between a man and a woman, a federal court judge in Charlotte on Friday overturned the ban, allowing gay and lesbian couples across the state to marry immediately. Show More Summary

The Wrong Side of the Majority

Thursday night, in a debate for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat, Republican nominee Thom Tillis was asked about the state’s constitutional amendment against gay marriage. The amendment, enacted through a 2012 ballot measure, has been tied up in court. Show More Summary

BREAKING: North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban, Amendment 1, is unconstitutional

North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban has been struck down. The post BREAKING: North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban, Amendment 1, is unconstitutional appeared first on Equality On Trial.

NORTH CAROLINA: Federal Court Issues Limited Strikedown Of Marriage Ban

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Matt Comer reports at Q Notes: A federal judge in North Carolina’s Western District has issued an order permanently prohibiting defendants in a United Church of Christ lawsuit against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT amendment from enforcing the ban. Show More Summary

NORTH CAROLINA: Federal Court Denies GOP Demand For Oral Arguments UPDATE: No Ruling Will Come Today

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

JUST IN: Osteen denies GOP motion for oral arguments. Still no word on striking down anti-#LGBT amendment. #DayOneNC — QNotes (@qnotescarolinas) October 10, 2014 BREAKING: Judge Osteen asks plaintiffs to respond by 3 on Monday. No ruling from him today. #DayOneNC — Equality NC (@equalitync) October 10, 2014

NORTH CAROLINA: Anti-Gay Pols Plan To Stop Gay Marriages From Happening

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

Via the News-Observer: Phil Berger [photo], president pro tem of the N.C. Senate, and Thom Tillis, speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives, two of the Republican leaders who helped shepherd Amendment One to a statewide referendum,...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Weighs Police Officer's 'Mistake of Law' in Fourth Amendment Case

2 months agoNews : Reason

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument today in Heien v. North Carolina, a case which asks whether a police officer's "mistake of law" can provide he necessary justification for a traffic stop under the Fourth Amendment. The case arose in 2009 when North Carolina police stopped Nicholas Heien for driving with one broken brake light. Show More Summary

Today at SCOTUS: Police Errors vs. the Fourth Amendment

2 months agoNews : Reason

The Supreme Court is back in business today, kicking off its 2014-2015 term with oral argument in the case of Heien v. North Carolina, a Fourth Amendment dispute with major implications for the liberty of everyone who comes into contact with the police while driving a car. Show More Summary

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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

4 months agoNews : 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

5 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

5 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

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