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Election 2014 – QNotes

2014 Year in Review: Momentum and Change

Marriage equality dominated headlines, as other stories also kept the community busy throughout the year

It’s another year for the history books, folks. And, wow, it’s quite a year. Legal advances in equality, a major midterm election, changes in our local community and more kept the staff here at qnotes rolling with news updates all year long.

N.C. elections return disappointing results for LGBT voters

Openly gay candidates defeated as anti-LGBT Thom Tillis wins U.S. Senate race

Election results across the state returned disappointing outcomes for LGBT North Carolinians on Tuesday, who saw openly gay candidates fail to win their bids for office and an anti-gay candidate win in a hotly contested U.S. Senate race.

Pastor attacks gay judicial candidate at GOP press conference

GOP House leader stands by while pastor calls former judge and court candidate a 'flaming homosexual'

An anti-LGBT pastor known for his advocacy against LGBT equality and marriage went on the attack against an openly gay judicial candidate at a press conference yesterday hosted by Republican House Majority Leader Paul Stam.

Arrowood seeks return to court

If elected, John Arrowood would be first openly gay candidate elected statewide

This year’s general election on Nov. 4 will include a massive contest for the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Nineteen candidates are running for a seat on the court. Among them is Charlotte’s John Arrowood, who served briefly on the court from 2007-2008 after being appointed by Gov. Mike Easley to fill a vacancy.