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NC Governor Forced to Seat Openly Gay Equality Activist on State Assembly

By Lainey Millen | Apr 24
Equality North Carolina's executive director, Chris Sgro, was selected by the Guilford County Democratic Party to fill the seat of the late Rep. Ralph Johnson on April 9 at a party meeting held that same day.

Same-Sex Marriage Licenses to be Accepted in Asheville NC

By Mitch Weiss | Oct 14
The Buncombe County Register of Deeds says he’s going to accept marriage license applications from same-sex couples and seek an opinion from North Carolina’s top lawyer.

NC AG Cooper: Keeping Personal and Professional Apart in Marriage Fight

By Gary D. Robertson | Oct 14
Attorney General Roy Cooper says he supports gay marriage but argues his personal views aren’t preventing him from vigorously defending North Carolina’s constitutional amendment affirming its prohibition from a lawsuit.

Advocates Target Changing NC Same-Sex Marriage Ban

By Emery P. Dalesio | Sep 17
Activists seeking marriage rights for same-sex couples continue searching for an official willing to flout North Carolina law and issue marriage licenses in an act of conscience.

Charlotte Holds First Gay Pride in 19 Years

Aug 26
Thousands of people turned out for Charlotte’s first gay pride parade in nearly 20 years.

Restaurant Owner Gives Lesbian Couple Anti-Gay Letter

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 14
After dining at a local cafe, a North Carolina lesbian couple were startled to be handed a letter from the restaurant’s owner that that condemned homosexuality.

Five Free Things to Do in Charlotte (Amidst the DNC)

The Queen City - named after the wife of King George II, who ruled the colonies - is best known as a business city, home to Duke Energy and the place where Hugh McColl started a small bank, which grew to become the Bank of America.

A Brief History of DNC Host City Charlotte

Delegates in town for the convention, which begins Sept. 3, will find several places in and around Charlotte where they can soak up a little political history.

LGBT North Carolinians Fight Back Against Proposed Super-DOMA Amendment

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 28
LGBT North Carolinians continue to fight a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in the state. Voters will vote on Amendment One in May after lawmakers approved the referendum earlier this month.

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