Topics :: North Carolina

Gay Marriage Supporters Push for Quick NC Ruling

By Michael Biesecker | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.

NC Attorney General Won't Defend Gay Marriage Ban

By Michael Beisecker | Monday Jul 28, 2014
North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.

North Carolina Pastors Rally For Gay Marriage Ban

By Katelyn Ferral | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
Pastors on Tuesday called on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to defend that state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the face of lawsuits from same-sex couples in the state and around the country.

N.C. Pastors Call for Support on Marriage Ban

Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
Pastors from across the state will rally to call on Gov. Pat McCrory to defend traditional marriage before a Court of Appeals judge is set to rule on the issue.

Candidate Aiken Says People See Him Differently

Tuesday May 20, 2014
Congressional candidate Clay Aiken says voters in North Carolina are getting a different look at him from his "American Idol" background.

Clay Aiken Wins NC Dem Congressional Primary

Tuesday May 13, 2014
"American Idol" singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat according to a final, unofficial vote count that was posted Tuesday, a day after the accidental death of his closest rival.

Clay Aiken’s Primary Opponent Dies at His Home

Monday May 12, 2014
The entrepreneur who was locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken died Monday, his family said.

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Anniversary Marked in NC

Thursday May 8, 2014
Supporters and opponents of the amendment that banned same-sex marriage in North Carolina are holding events to mark the second anniversary of its passage.

Anti-Gay Drag Queen Emeritus Loses GOP Bid for NC State Senate

By EDGE | Thursday May 8, 2014
Republican senatorial hopeful and retired drag queen Steve Wiles (aka Mona Sinclair), who went on the record as supporting the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, failed to win his party’s nomination for state senate this week.

NC Candidate to Sign Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

By Tom Foreman Jr. | Thursday May 8, 2014
The apparent winner of a register of deeds seat in North Carolina says he’ll sign same-sex marriage licenses despite a state ban against gay unions.