NC: Teahadist Lawmakers Propose Bill to Institute a “State Religion”

By: Wednesday April 3, 2013 7:08 am

As I’ve said countless times before, the 2010 election saw a tidal wave of Teabaggers roll into our General Assembly in NC, and with the first GOP supermajority since Reconstruction, they’ve been hard at work since day one rolling back progressive progress in the state. In response to an ACLU challenge to prayer before Rowan County [...]

NC’s GOP-led ruin: working hard not to create jobs, but to go after gays, Latinos…and enter wombs, bedrooms

By: Saturday March 30, 2013 12:23 am

It was all too predictable. I wish that I could kick the @sses of the “reasonable but disengaged” NC voters — and there are way too many of them — who were too lazy/apathetic to cast a ballot to avoid the calamity we are witnessing now. That and the wreck of a state Dem party. [...]

Another switcheroo – NC’s Kay Hagan Joins Democrat & Republican Senators in Favor of Marriage Equality

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 1:17 pm

A huge move for a politican in my state who has been reticent to step up on LGBT rights. Thank you for finally kicking your ally closet door open, Senator Hagan. From her Facebook page: Marriage equality is a complex issue with strong feelings on both sides, and I have a great deal of respect [...]

NC: Bigoted restaurant owner slips condemning letter to lesbian couple — after they’ve dined and paid

By: Friday January 11, 2013 11:01 am

I love the new homophobia. In the vein of Chik-Fil-a, bigoted establishments welcome gay dollars, but want to condemn at the same time. In New Bern, NC on December 4, Ariel and Shawnee McPhail walked into The Stingray Café, sat down and had their meal, and had this handed to them by the restaurant’s owner, [...]

Sanity in NC: ‘Choose Life’ license plates ruled unconstitutional

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:56 am

Before we begin to celebrate, note that in 29 states, these state-sponsored “Choose Life” plates are actually available. But not in North Carolina — only after the ACLU sued to halt the launch of the plates in the state after it was approved in the 2010-2011 legislative session. The plate was permanently blocked because the state failed to offer a pro-choice alternative plate to drivers

A celebration of fighting the good fight in NC – and receiving the 2012 Bob Page Equality Champion Award

By: Sunday November 18, 2012 1:40 am

A few weeks ago I learned that I was going to receive an award from the Equality NC Foundation — its Bob Page Equality Champion Award (Triangle Region) at its annual gala. It was held last night (Saturday) in Greensboro, after the day-long educational conference of activists and supporters. In my blog post on the [...]

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 [...]

NC: Right-wing womb controller’s vaginal probe policies featured in challenger’s ad

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 6:27 pm

I have to hand it to Deb Butler (@Deb_Butler), who is running to unseat Republican Thom Goolsby in NC Senate District 9 (Wilmington) — she pulls no punches in her new ad. How many candidates would run this shot?: “I’m Deb Butler and I think we need to have a candid conversation about what Thom [...]

NOM’s new ad pimps NC anti-gay pastor Wooden urging blacks to vote against Obama

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 10:08 am

What a waste of cash. Of course I really don’t care if Brian Brown wants to shoot his organization’s wad trying to urge North Carolina voters to come out to vote against President Obama in the fall. The National Organization for Marriage has spent $34,000 to run an ad on radio stations here in the Triangle (a [...]

New web site, campaign harnesses NC’s post-Amendment One anger – it’s payback time for anti-gay pols

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 9:51 am

It’s painful to think about the May outcome of the Amendment One fight here in NC — discrimination passed because the Republicans in the legislature (the first time they were in power since Reconstruction), made it a priority to put it on the ballot. And there were Democrats who joined to put it there as [...]

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