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GOP Senate candidates defend faith in second debate

Faith informs views, legislation on marriage and life, say candidates

Four Republican candidates for U.S. Senate defended their faith and its role in public life on Wednesday night at their second of three televised debates in a week’s time.

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First GOP Senate debate passes over LGBT issues

Topic was considered, but moderator says candidates' positions already well known

Questions on LGBT equality were omitted by moderators and journalists during the first televised debate between Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

Kansas shooter’s ties to 1987 gay slayings: Did feds protect a killer?

Attorneys convinced Frazier Glenn Miller tied to Shelby gay bookstore murders

Two defense attorneys Frazier Glenn Miller should have been considered the prime suspect in a 1987 Shelby, N.C., crime that, to this day, remains unsolved.

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Couples plan Tax Day protests

Same-sex couples in N.C., S.C. say state governments' tax treatments unfair

Same-sex couples in state capitals in North Carolina and South Carolina plan to hold Tax Day protests tomorrow, calling upon their state governments to recognize their legal marriages.

Homeless LGBT youth advocate publishes ‘Plea to Pope Francis’

North Carolina furniture company Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sponsors ad

The executive director of a homeless LGBT youth shelter in New York City writes in a full-page New York Times ad and open letter to Pope Francis today that the church must stop teaching homosexuality is sin. The letter also invites the pope to visit with homeless youth affected by the church’s teachings.

Transgender rights take front seat

CPCC, CMS students push for inclusion

Charlotte has seen a flurry of attention, advocacy and activism on behalf of transgender rights as community members, activists and organizations have rallied around transgender young people seeking safety and inclusion at local schools.