North Carolina is the 12th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on Nov. 21, 1789. Its most populous city is Charlotte, and the state capitol is located in Raleigh.
Marriage Equality: A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was approved by voters in May 2012. The constitutional ban is currently being challenged in federal court. The case is Fisher-Borne v. Smith.
For information on state laws relating to LGBT rights, discrimination, hate crimes and adoption, click here.
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- A federal judge overseeing a pair of challenges to North Carolina's gay marriage ban denied a motion late Thursday from lawyers for Republican legislative leaders seeking more than a weeklong delay in the case.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- As same-sex couples in North Carolina await federal court rulings they hope will allow them to get married, Republican legislative leaders are making a last-minute move to block or delay the nuptials.... [...]
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Same-sex couples in North Carolina are eagerly awaiting federal court rulings they hope will allow them to get married. Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed a request late Wednesday asking Chief U.S. District Court Judge William L. Osteen, Jr. to strike down [...]
Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Some of the 11 states affected by the denial went ahead with weddings; others are proceeding toward marriage deliberately. Others are [...]
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A federal judge in North Carolina has lifted stays in two cases challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday, a possible sign he's preparing to strike down the prohibition as unconstitutional. [...]
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's top lawyer has advised local officials to prepare for an influx of same-sex couples seeking marriage certificates following a federal judge's ruling expected within days.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Same-sex marriage advocates in North Carolina say they will ask a federal judge to quickly strike down the state's ban following the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear appeals of the issue. American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina legal director Chris Brook said the group will [...]
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Conservative Christians vowed Tuesday to fight to keep marriage in North Carolina between a man and a woman, despite Attorney General Roy Cooper's unwillingness to defend a state law that defines it as such and a judicial trend striking down similar limits elsewhere. Speakers at a large [...]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An organization which supported the passage of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT state constitutional amendment on marriage has said it will “Stop Winston-Salem” and and the city’s recent decision to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages.
A surprising reveal this week from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg about the court's plans for taking up a marriage case -- or maybe not taking up any. An Arkansas clerk breaks ranks with top state officials, declaring for the first time that the state's marriage ban is unconstitutional. [...]