UNC School of Gov’t: Amendment One doesn’t bar local govts from offering domestic partner benefits

By: Friday July 6, 2012 7:27 am

As Bob Geary noted in his piece for the Independent Weekly, there are myriad matters related to the rights of lesbian and gay couples that will end up in court as the result of the passage of Amendment One here in North Carolina.  In the wake of this ban on same-sex marriage (as well as [...]

NC: Racist Raleigh bar caught trying to keep itself Negro-free in 2012

By: Thursday June 21, 2012 10:43 am

I’m sorry to report absolutely disgusting news again about goings-on in my state of NC. On Tuesday I blogged about the 10-year-old NC school boy strip-searched for $20 that he didn’t steal; today it’s an establishment in the capital city of Raleigh that has been caught trying to keep the Negroes out despite the fact [...]

North Carolina: not our job to tell prisoners they are innocent

By: Friday June 15, 2012 10:00 am

Nice to know that my state thinks it’s not the role of government to inform numerous prisoners of  the fact in that they are actually innocent because of errors made by the state, or technicalities of law. (The Loop 21): Take the case of Terrell McCullum. McCullum carried a shotgun and rifle outside of his ex-girlfriend’s home. [...]

NC: ACLU files second-parent adoption lawsuit on behalf of six families for the right to provide kids with two legal parents

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 11:02 am

In North Carolina, six pairs of loving lesbian and gay parents are fighting for what every parent wants: safety and security for their children. The ACLU is kicking up a legal storm on behalf of them. A big lawsuit drops today in NC in the wake of Amendment One’s declaration that same-sex couples cannot be legally [...]

North Carolinian walking 80 miles to State House to deliver Amendment One protest letter

By: Monday June 4, 2012 11:57 am

Amendment One passed on May 8, and the measure amended Article 14 of the North Carolina Constitution by adding this new section: Sec. 6. Marriage. Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe: Amendment One boosts eliminationist rhetoric by gay-hating pastors

By: Thursday May 31, 2012 9:30 am

When North Carolina amended its constitution last month strengthening its prohibition against LGBTQ marriage equality, it came as no surprise it was the loudest voices condemning President Obama’s support of marriage equality. “The last time NC amended the constitution on marriage was in 1875 to ban interracial marriage. We look like a bunch of backward [...]

Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt: Why You Shouldn’t Boycott North Carolina

By: Saturday May 26, 2012 1:23 pm

The mayor of Chapel Hill, Mark Kleinschmidt (who is openly gay), was confident that his town would turn back Amendment One on May 8. It did, by a whopping 86 percent to 14 percent, but he watched as we all did here as county after rural county results came in, with more voters turning out [...]

NYT: NC businessman Bob Page stands up to the hate mail and threats over Amendment One

By: Friday May 25, 2012 9:16 pm

“Bob has been absolutely fearless in the face of that [threats]. It’s a North Carolina that exists but that I don’t recognize. There are two North Carolinas: the progressive cities and college towns, and places where there are no openly gay people.” – Andrew Spainhour, Replacement Ltd’s general counsel I’m glad to see that Bob [...]

Come on people – enough with stoking the black = homophobic meme

By: Friday May 25, 2012 8:17 am

Really now. The day after Amendment One passed, I received two phone calls from mainstream media reporters asking for my opinion on the “black vote” in support of the amendment when there was no exit polls or even data showing how blacks voters split on the marriage discrimination ballot initiative. They were feeding into the [...]

David Pakman on Rev. Worley’s web firm; speaks w/lesbian mom who attended anti-gay sermons

By: Tuesday May 22, 2012 9:00 pm

Talk show host David Pakman had an email exchange with the web designers of the Pastor Charles Worley‘s Providence Road Baptist Church’s website, Stonewall Consulting, LLC. The organization didn’t want to participate in an interview, but in the e-exchange: Their answer was not reaffirming of gay rights, to say the least. They also said they don’t think [...]

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