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Sheriff to join Pride parade

Carolinas News Notes

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden will be a participant in the upcoming Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Aug. 18 in Uptown Charlotte.

Governor issues executive order

Carolinas News Notes

On Aug. 2 North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order directing the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services to ensure that no taxpayer dollars are used for conversion therapy for minors, including North Carolina Medicaid and North Carolina Health Choice, Equality North Carolina (ENC) announced.

#TeamPregnantDad: Chapter 5

Raising Cypress

Before Cypress was born, Liam and Duane spent months preparing a homecoming. They wanted a bigger car with more room for a car seat so they bought a new Jeep the first week they learned Liam was pregnant.

Alimony, child custody, equitable distribution, oh my!

Legal Eagles: A Checklist If Your Marriage Isn’t Going to Last

Since the United States Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs Hodges in 2015, all individuals in the United States have a right to marry whomever they want. All individuals also have a right to separate and divorce from their spouse.

Four years of gay marriage

Strong Commitments and Fragile Gains

On the matter of divorce, LGBTQ Americans are more likely to grapple with legal confusion and lack of precedent regarding same-sex divorces than outright discrimination.

Our People: Lennie Gerber

Civil Liberties Activist, Wife, Senior Community Leader

Over the course of her life, Lennie Gerber led a storied legal career, fighting for housing justice, consumer protection and the right of incarcerated women to be involved in their children’s lives.

State Dems vote ‘yes’ for Allison for trans leadership

Carolinas News Notes

The North Carolina State Executive Committee for the North Carolina Democratic Party has voted to approve the appointment of Janice Covington Allison as its Transgender Caucus statewide chair. She (and the caucus) becomes the first to hold that position anywhere in the Democratic Party.