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Print Edition 2014-10-24 – QNotes

Marriage in North Carolina: ‘Hurry up and wait’

The race to full LGBT marriage equality in North Carolina was a whirlwind — often punctuated by long waits and spurts of breaking news. But, when it finally came, almost everyone was unanimous: it happened faster than most could have ever imagined.

Marriage is won, but we’re not done

Editor's Note

Marriage equality won’t end all of the oppression, discrimination, prejudice and bigotry forced upon our community. The same right-wing groups that so passionately opposed marriage equality will choose to engage on other issues.

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.

LGBT ally Storch seeks House seat

Margie Storch running in Charlotte swing district

One of the most high-profile LGBT allies running for election in the Charlotte area this season is Margie Storch. She’s hoping to unseat incumbent Republican state House Rep. Rob Bryan, who represents portions of South End, Dilworth and other neighborhoods further south in the city.