Carrboro alderwoman, partner sign DP registry

News Notes: Carolinas

CARRBORO — Alderwoman Lydia Lavelle and Alicia Stemper signed the town’s domestic partnership registry on March 4. But, they did not take this step lightly. They did it to “protest a push for legislation that would ban such unions in North Carolina,” the News and Observer reported.

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Stemper is an investigator for the state capital defender’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.

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Chapel Hill and Carrboro are the only two municipalities to offer domestic partnership registration.

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