It’s an honor to be among Equality NC’s 2012 Equality Champion Award winners…

By: Monday October 22, 2012 12:59 pm

This year’s Amendment One battle spurred a landmark movement of coalition-building for equality in the state of North Carolina.  Six women will be presented with the Bob Page Equality Champion Award at this year’s Equality Gala in Greensboro on Saturday, November 17. In many ways, receiving “the phone call” about this wonderful honor from the [...]

Kickoff of Protect All NC Families campaign to defeat Amendment One (updated)

By: Wednesday January 18, 2012 11:00 am

UPDATE: Via NC Policy Watch: Campaign manager Jeremy Kennedy says conservative lawmakers are pushing to write discrimination into the Constitution this year, even as a younger generation has voiced growing support for civil unions and gay marriage. Kennedy, who appears on News & Views this weekend, says over the next 15 weeks thay will be working [...]

NC: latest PPP poll shows voters do not know how extreme the marriage discrimination is

By: Friday December 9, 2011 3:02 pm

The vote on the amendment is May 8, 2012, so there is not a lot of time to educate voters around the state about just how extreme this ballot initiative is. Public Policy Polling’s latest data shows just how confused many North Carolinians are about the scope of the effect if this is passed. Most North Carolinians are [...]

NC: Raleigh City Council Passes Resolution Opposing Proposed Marriage Discrimination Amendment

By: Wednesday December 7, 2011 7:23 am

Capital City Leaders Take a Stand Against Discriminatory Measure on May 8, 2012 Ballot Some great news from the capital city on Tuesday — the Raleigh City Council passed a resolution Tuesday opposing a proposed constitutional amendment appearing on the state’s primary ballot. In a 6-2 vote, new Mayor Nancy McFarlane, who was sworn in on [...]

NC: state legislator Marcus Brandon debates ill-informed, anti-gay pastor about amendment

By: Sunday December 4, 2011 4:35 pm

It was an hour of my time that I could say I want back, but in the end, it was good to hear the level of ignorance of the separation of church and state during a debate on the Spectacular Radio Show today. It was between well-known local pastor, Dr. Patrick L. Wooden, Sr. of [...]

NC: Online video campaign kicks off to fight marriage discrimination amendment

By: Thursday December 1, 2011 11:17 am

In The Life Media Launches “Marriage Matters” campaign with partner orgs Freedom To Marry and Equality North Carolina. With little time to make an impact (the primary with the amendment on the ballot is May 8, 2012), one of the most powerful and persuasive arguments that discrimination enshrined into North Carolina’s constitution is wrong and [...]

NC: Freedom To Marry’s Evan Wolfson participating in forum on impact of marriage discrimination amendment

By: Monday November 28, 2011 12:50 pm

“Marriage has always been a human rights’ battlefield.” – Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry, at University of North Carolina Law School forum, 11/28/2011 That it is. While marriage equality exists in several states now, here in North Carolina equality under the law is a distant abstraction. On May 8, 2012, voters will get to determine [...]

NC NAACP chair Rev. Dr. William Barber electrifies Equality NC conference with open letter opposing marriage amendment

By: Sunday November 13, 2011 7:13 am

No matter our color. No matter our faith tradition. Those who stand for love and justice are not about to fall for their trick. No matter how you feel personally about same-sex marriage, no one, especially those of us whose forebearers were denied constitutional protections and counted as 3/5ths of a vote for their slave-masters [...]

Equality NC conference draws record number of activists, supporters

By: Saturday November 12, 2011 11:52 am

North Carolina’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization kicks off conference with details about upcoming marriage discrimination amendment. Reporting from UNC-Greensboro’s Elliott University Center. Follow live Tweeting of events in the right sidebar on PHB; the hashtag for the event is #encf11. There are more than 400 people registered for both the conference and gala, a record [...]

NC: New Elon poll – all ages, races oppose marriage discrimination amendment

By: Thursday November 3, 2011 8:50 pm

Results contradict earlier Public Policy Polling data — a majority of black voters oppose the amendment in the Elon poll, showing how the wording of the question makes all the difference in the world. In a great summary of the polling information to date, Matt Comer at QNotes reports on the latest results in an Elon [...]

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