NC: Loyal White Knights of the KKK sends invites to its cross burning at dusk white unity event

By: Tuesday May 22, 2012 3:58 pm

Between the jack@ss homophobic pastors calling for gays to be rounded up in concentration camps and these racist @sswipes, this sh*te is out of control here in NC. (Raw Story): Residents in Reidsville, North Carolina have begun receiving fliers inviting them to a May 26 Ku Klux Klan cross burning intended for “white people only.” [...]

James Dobson makes the case to overturn DOMA; Equality NC, ACLU looking at challenging Amendment One

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 7:24 am

Tee hee. I was waiting to hear the reaction of Daddy D to last week’s statement by the President on marriage equality. James Dobson, the founder of the professional bigotry and discrimination organization Focus On the Family, and currently president and founder of James Dobson’s Family Talk, laid into President Obama in predictable fashion on the [...]

NC: Mike Bloomberg blasts Amendment One during UNC commencement

By: Monday May 14, 2012 6:00 am

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg gave the commencement address at UNC this past weekend, and took a swipe at North Carolina’s voters who decided to ensure that gay and lesbian couples are second-class citizens in the state by passing Amendment One. Bloomberg, who was one of the driving forces for the legalization of marriage [...]

Open letter: national black leaders embrace President Obama’s position on LGBT equality

By: Saturday May 12, 2012 6:27 am

Just an FYI, in the wake of Amendment One, actually Wednesday and Thursday, I was deluged with requests by news outlets and radio programs  for comments about North Carolina, the President’s coming out for marriage equality, or both. That I kind of expected. What I was also asked about by some reporters was the inevitable [...]

WE DO Campaign strikes back against Amendment One – lesbian seeking marriage license arrested

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 10:16 pm

As I mentioned yesterday, the Campaign for Southern Equality’s WE DO Campaign, peaceful direct actions protesting marriage inequality, launched its latest series of events at county offices in North Carolina in the wake of the passage of Amendment One. Today there was an arrest in Winston-Salem. Mary Jamis, 52, of Mocksville, and a heterosexual friend who [...]

Robbed of the ability to celebrate the President’s statement on marriage equality

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 11:32 am

“On May 8, just over 20 percent of North Carolina’s registered voters cast a ballot in support of the amendment — the lowest support of any amendment that’s passed in Southern states. To put it another way, 14 percent of North Carolina’s population decided the fate of all of the state’s families.” – the sad [...]

The next step: WE DO Campaign couples will request marriage licenses in 8 NC locations

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 6:00 am

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality is ready to roll with an equality action following the results of today’s primary. Its WE DO Campaign involves LGBT couples in Southern communities requesting – and being denied – marriage licenses in order to call for full equality under federal law and to resist unjust [...]

What’s wrong with this picture?

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 5:58 am

Apparently nothing, according to election officials in an article about the controversy in the A sign at the Devon Park United Methodist Church polling site (precinct W28, 3403 Winston Blvd) in Wilmington, NC is beyond the buffer zone of “between 25 and 50 feet from the entrance to a polling place” where there can be no campaign [...]

There IS good news in NC tonight – sole out legislator wins re-election

By: Wednesday May 9, 2012 12:26 am

Kudos to Marcus Brandon, who was running in Guilford County’s House District 60. “This is a tough night in North Carolina, but Marcus Brandon’s win is one sign that there’s hope for a brighter future for LGBT North Carolinians,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund, which endorsed and supported Brandon’s campaign. With [...]

Where do I begin? It’s just the beginning for North Carolina after the passage of Amendment One (updated)

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 10:23 pm

I’m sitting here thinking about all of the blood, sweat and tears poured into this battle to defeat Amendment One here in NC. It looks like is NC had the highest turnout for a primary here in a quarter century — 34.37 % (2,164,074 ballots cast out of 6,296,759 voters). Only 18% were expected to vote. [...]

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