During the first week of December, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a proclamation declaring Dec. 6 as Gender Expansive Parents’ Day. Rep. Vernetta Alston’s office requested the proclamation to celebrate and acknowledge families in North Carolina with gender expansive parents.
On Nov. 4, 2020, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Fulton v. Philadelphia to decide whether private agencies that receive taxpayer funding to provide government services, such as foster care agencies, food banks, homeless shelters and more, could be given a constitutional right to discriminate against and deny services to LGBTQ people based on the agency’s religious beliefs.
A U.S. District Court has denied an effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the state of South Carolina to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of South Carolina and South Carolina Equality on behalf of a married lesbian couple, Eden Rogers and Brandy Welch.