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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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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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N.C. speaker: Comparing homosexuality to pedophilia is ‘not helpful’

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Thom Tillis
RALEIGH, N.C. — Gay rights advocacy groups Wednesday called on General Assembly leaders to take a stand on gay rights issues and respond to comments from a Republican lawmaker who called pedophilia and masochism sexual orientations like homosexuality. North Carolina House Speaker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis ... [...]

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N.C. lawmaker: Pedophilia is a sexual orientation like homosexuality

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Paul Stam
RALEIGH, N.C. -- As North Carolina lawmakers debated a proposal to prevent charter schools from discriminating against applicants based on sexual orientation, one representative suggested Tuesday that adult sexual attraction to children is a sexual orientation like homosexuality. [...]

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NC lawmaker says legalizing same-sex marriage is akin to legalizing incest, polygamy

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Paul Stam
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina House Majority Leader Paul Stam (R) on Tuesday likened gay marriage to incest and polygamy, and announced that the state legislature aims to approve a ballot initiative seeking a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. [...]

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