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N.C. attorney general won’t block ACLU marriage suit

July 12, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has announced his office will not block the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina’s move to challenge the state’s anti-LGBT constitutional amendment on marriage.

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McCrory says he would sign House version of abortion bill

July 12, 2013 in News by Mark Binker

Gov. Pat McCrory said Friday that he would sign an abortion measure passed by the House this week if it comes to his desk unaltered.

North Carolina joins front line in gay marriage fight

ACLU hopes to build on momentum from recent Supreme Court cases

July 10, 2013 in News by The Charlotte Observer

ACLU of North Carolina seeks to challenge anti-LGBT constitutional amendment on marriage.

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On this day, recommit yourself to the cause of liberty

Editorial

July 4, 2013 in Editorial by Matt Comer

Today, take a moment from the celebration to remember our history and to recommit yourself to those eternal words which propelled our forefathers’ seemingly impossible dream into a reality.

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N.C. Senate passes slate of abortion restrictions

Sweeping restrictions taken up on Tuesday evening, rushed to Senate floor approval

July 3, 2013 in Breaking News by Matt Comer

The North Carolina Senate voted 29-12 to pass expanded restrictions on abortions in a bill hastily amended and considered during a committee hearing on Tuesday evening.

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After DOMA ruling, Young Dems want Amendment One repeal

LGBT Democrats president more cautious; legislative and local leaders mostly quiet after landmark decisions

June 27, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

The Young Democrats of North Carolina are calling for an immediate repeal of Amendment One, North Carolina’s anti-LGBT state constitutional amendment passed by voters in May 2012.

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Preachers and activists push for broad progressive movement

LGBT groups encouraging more community involvement

June 5, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

Religious leaders and political activists from Charlotte spoke out at a North Carolina NAACP-sponsored rally last night on the need for a broader progressive coalition and movement.

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Poll: N.C. businesses favor LGBT employee protections

Majority mistaken believed discrimination was already illegal under state and federal law

June 4, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

A majority of small business owners in North Carolina say they favor expanding employee protections to include gay and transgender workers.

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LGBT activists stand united for Moral Mondays

June 3, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

Several LGBT community leaders and organizations say they will participate in today’s “Mega Moral Monday” at the North Carolina State Legislature.

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GOP attempts restricting youth health access

Bill would have restricted teen acccess to STD screenings, contraception, other medical and mental health services

May 24, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

A bill restricting teenagers’ access to medical and mental health care narrowly escaped approval in the North Carolina House in May before being taken of the body’s calendar and placed back into committee.

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Bill would allow college student discrimination

Legislation passes Senate with support of anti-LGBT advocates

May 24, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

The North Carolina Senate approved a bill on May 9 that would allow student groups on college and university campuses to discriminate in membership and leadership.

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Brandon files for 12th District

Openly gay lawmaker makes historic first

May 15, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

State Rep. Marcus Brandon (D-Guilford) has formally announced his decision to run for North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District.

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Bill would allow discrimination in college student groups

Bill has support of anti-LGBT advocates

May 9, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

The North Carolina Senate today approved a bill that would allow student groups on college and university campuses to discriminate in membership and leadership.

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Teen medical ban could threaten gay youth, say advocates

Bill would restrict teen access to STD screenings, contraception, other medical and mental health services

May 8, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

A bill restricting teenagers’ access to medical and mental health care initially scheduled for a floor vote on Wednesday was instead taken off the calendar and sent back to the North Carolina House’s Judiciary Committee.

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North Carolina marks Amendment One anniversary today

Group to hold virtual lobby day

May 8, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

North Carolina’s statewide LGBT advocacy and education group is asking community members across the state to join them in commemorating the one-year anniversary of Amendment One today.

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NC GOP staffer: LGBT equality not a civil rights issue

Audio: Devil 'torments us all,' LGBT rights 'not civil rights because you're not black'

May 2, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

Constituents of an eastern North Carolina state senator say his legislative assistant crossed the line when she said two weeks ago that LGBT equality was not a civil rights issue and said the devil had tormented a mother’s deceased gay son.

Chatter grows about Foxx and DOT nomination

Foxx has announced he won't seek third term as mayor

April 24, 2013 in News by The Charlotte Observer

Is Anthony Foxx headed to Washington? If there’s anything to the chatter at the N.C. General Assembly, he is.

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LGBT worker protections unlikely this session

Equality NC seeks legislation protecting LGBT state employees and teachers

April 16, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

An effort to pass non-discrimination legislation designed to protect North Carolina public employees and teachers will face an uphill, if not impossible, battle in the legislature this year.

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LGBT citizens head to Raleigh amid flurry of right-wing legislation

Equality NC to focus on LGBT state employee protections

April 15, 2013 in News by Matt Comer

Citizens from across the state will head to Raleigh on Tuesday to participate in a lobby day planned by Equality North Carolina, a statewide LGBT education and advocacy organization.

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Triangle: Bill seeks to limit gender neutral housing

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April 12, 2013 in Carolinas News Notes by Lainey Millen

A recently introduced bill in the General Assembly has students and faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) buzzing.