Mayor Anthony Foxx and a majority of local city and county leaders remain silent on their positions regarding full marriage equality, even after several high profile announcements of support in the past two weeks.
Gov. Pat McCrory’s office took no position Thursday on a set of bills that could expand workplace non-discrimination protections for state employees and teachers.
A coalition of groups with Tell Them SC and The New Morning Foundation are advocating for updated changes in South Carolina’s more than 20-year-old comprehensive sex education law, citing updated medical and scientific accuracy, teacher training and accountability.
Four Democratic lawmakers have introduced a new state employment non-discrimination bill. Unlike a similar bill introduced in late March, the bill introduced Tuesday would also extend protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity to teachers and other school staff across the state.
Mayor Anthony Foxx and members of City Council gathered with community members and city employees on Tuesday afternoon at a reception welcoming new City Manager Ron Carlee to his post.
South Carolina Equality, a statewide LGBT advocacy and education group, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its organization’s official, state-issued license plates.
On March 27, North Carolina’s U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan became the first sitting senator from this state to endorse marriage equality. It was a historic move that broke years of mostly negative opposition on the issue from other North Carolina candidates.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx announced this morning that he will not seek reelection this year. The announcement comes after some speculation that Foxx is a possible pick to become President Barack Obama’s new transportation secretary.
A satirical take on anti-LGBT Republican Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James cast the leader in a new, more compassionate light, documenting James’ Easter weekend change of heart toward minorities he often pillories in public.
A split board of county commissioners voted this week to amend Buncombe County’s non-discrimination statement to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Tuesday’s 4-3 vote along party lines will need to be reconfirmed at a second meeting on April 12.
Meeting in a rare joint session on Wednesday morning, members of the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives approved a slate of six nominees to the state board of education, including anti-gay Forsyth County school board member A.L. “Buddy” Collins.
Three freshmen senators said Tuesday that they want to head off a policy that would allow students of the opposite sex to start sharing bathrooms and common living areas in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus housing suites and apartments next fall.
After seven years of legal battles, an anti-gay street preacher known for his demonstrations against local LGBT events and organizations lost a federal lawsuit last week challenging the City of Charlotte’s decision to deny him a festival permit in Uptown in 2010
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group, faced criticism in various social media today after allegations surfaced that one of the group’s staffers told transgender community members to remove their flag from a podium area at the U.S. Supreme Court.
A pattern of silence has emerged time and time again when this newspaper tries to reach out to those officials this community has so loyally supported year in and year out, election after election.
Mayor Anthony Foxx has “no comment” on marriage equality and the two historic cases being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court this week, according to his spokesperson.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a case challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages.