News Notes: Carolinas
CARRBORO â€” Alderwoman Lydia Lavelle and Alicia Stemper signed the townâ€™s domestic partnership registry on March 4. But, they did not take this step lightly. They did it to â€śprotest a push for legislation that would ban such unions in North Carolina,â€ť the News and Observer reported.
Stemper is an investigator for the state capital defenderâ€™s office and said that she felt that defense of marriage was a misnomer. Senate Bill 106 which was recently introduced would support marriage being between of a man and a woman, contrary to what is being sought by LGBT citizens.
Chapel Hill and Carrboro are the only two municipalities to offer domestic partnership registration.