Leaders of national LGBT and progressive organizations are reacting victoriously to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on two landmark marriage cases.
The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and, on a procedural matter, has effectively overturned California’s Proposition 8.
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.
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.
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.
On June 13, qnotes publisher Jim Yarbrough and editor Matt Comer attended President Barack Obama’s LGBT Pride Month Reception at The White House in Washington, D.C.
At the end of May, The Charlotte Observer and PNC Bank hosted an historic gathering of several former Charlotte mayors. There, former mayors Richard Vinroot and Gov. Pat McCrory bemoaned what seemed to them to be the death of “The Charlotte Way.”