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.

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.

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

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' former associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director.