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Benhams working to defeat Charlotte ‘depraved’ non-discrimination ordinance

Friday, February 27, 2015
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David and Jason Benham say they're working to defeat a proposed LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Charlotte, N.C., which David Benham called “so depraved and just absolutely craziness.” ...

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N.C. Senate OKs bill allowing officials to refuse to officiate same-sex marriages

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Some North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties - including same-sex marriages - under legislation approved by the state Senate. ...

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North Carolina Senate panel advances anti-LGBT magistrate discrimination bill

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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A bill that would allow magistrates and registers of deeds to opt out of providing legal marriage services or issuing marriage licenses, passed out of a state Senate committee on Tuesday, and heads to a full hearing on the Senate ...

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Groups begin lobbying Charlotte city council on LGBT protections

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Charlotte, N.C.
Organizations across North Carolina have begun lobbying members of the Charlotte city council this week ahead of plans by the council to consider updates to four non-discrimination ordinances. ...

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N.C. magistrates sue court officials over having to officiate same-sex marriages

Thursday, February 12, 2015
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One former and one current magistrate have filed a lawsuit against North Carolina court officials, claiming that being forced to preside over same-sex marriages violates their religious freedoms. ...

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Same-sex marriage takes center stage at first work day of N.C. General Assembly

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
North Carolina state capitol in Raleigh.
Thee Senate's top leader pushed for religious exemptions for some court officials from performing marriage duties, months after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down. ...

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Charlotte, N.C., business guild proposes protections for LGBT workers

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Charlotte, N.C.
The plan includes publicizing businesses that voluntarily provide protections, as well as trying to convince state lawmakers to require protection for employees. ...

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N.C. Democratic Party chair candidate under fire for transgender insult

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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A candidate for the chairmanship of North Carolina Democratic Party is under fire after insulting a fellow candidate who is transgender at a candidate forum in Gastonia on Tuesday. ...

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N.C. GOP lawmakers ask Supreme Court to reinstate gay marriage ban

Thursday, January 15, 2015
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North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger and former state House leader and newly-seated U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to quickly hear their appeal seeking to reverse lower-court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage in the state. ...

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North Carolina GOP leader to advance anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Paul Stam
State Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam, who was re-elected speaker pro tempore of the House on Wednesday, has announced that House leaders will hold a legislative briefing Jan. 28 on a proposed “religious freedom” bill. ...

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