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National leaders react to Supreme Court ruling

DOMA struck down, Prop 8 case dismissed

Leaders of national LGBT and progressive organizations are reacting victoriously to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on two landmark marriage cases.

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Carolina prepares for Supreme Court decisions on Wednesday

Decision on landmark marriage cases expected on Wednesday morning

The U.S. Supreme Court again punted decisions today on two landmark marriage equality cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, a 2008 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Chief Justice John Roberts said this morning that the Court would meet again at 10 a.m. Wednesday to release all its remaining opinons.

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LGBT Carolinians await Supreme Court decision

Rallies, meetings planned throughout the week as Court hands down Defense of Marriage, Proposition 8 opinions

Like millions of others across the U.S., LGBT community members and their families and friends across the Carolinas are awaiting this week’s potential Supreme Court opinions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.

Largest ‘ex-gay’ group shuts down, but N.C. advocate says work is not over

N.C.-based Gay Christian Network founder says 'ex gay' myth will still do damage to LGBT youth, families

The nation’s largest “ex-gay” organization, which had said for years that LGBT people could change their sexual orientation, announced on Wednesday that it was shutting its doors. The reaction to the news has grabbed national headlines and one gay Christian organizer in North Carolina is warning that the work to heal old wounds is not yet over.

Wine & Dine: The Inaugural Queen City Restaurant Guide

Readers dish on their favorite Charlotte eateries

Welcome to the inaugural edition of qnotes’ Queen City Restaurant Guide. With the help of our readers, qnotes staff chose some of the hippest and favorite eateries in the Charlotte area to feature this issue.

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Fifth Third Bank reaches out

Charlotte LGBT Business Resource Group wants to give back

LGBT and straight ally employees and officers of Fifth Third Bank say they are committed to giving back to the local LGBT community.

Charlotte Pride kicks off

It’s a dog’s day at fundraising event

Charlotte Pride will host the first-ever Canine Couture fundraising event on June 29, 2-5 p.m., at Triple C Brewing Company, 2900 Griffith St., who will sell craft beers, along with food truck vendors “slinging some grub,” organizers said.