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Gay Marriage

Together 48 years, couple fights NC marriage ban

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Same-sex marriage is one step closer to being legal in North Carolina. And for one elderly couple, time is of the essence. Full story...
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Gay marriage supporters push for quick NC ruling

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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. Full story...
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NC gay marriage ban faces uncertain future

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videoNNorth Carolina's attorney general has decided to stop fighting for the state's gay marriage ban. This comes after a federal appeals court ruled that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Full story...
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NC pastors call for support on marriage ban

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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. Full story...
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Lawyers in NC gay marriage case watching OK, Utah

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Lawyers on both sides of a federal lawsuit over North Carolina's 2012 prohibition of same-sex marriages say they are closely studying recent court rulings overturning similar bans in other states. Full story...
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Spaulding says Cooper inconsistent on NC lawsuits

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A Durham attorney running for governor in 2016 says it's logically inconsistent for expected gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper to oppose election and marriage laws while defending them in court as North Carolina's attorney general. Full story...
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NC AG Cooper supports gay marriage

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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. Full story...
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ACLU to seek challenge of NC gay marriage ban

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The American Civil Liberties Union says it's looking for ways to challenge North Carolina's constitutional ban against same-sex marriages. Full story...
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Wilmington Pride celebrates Supreme Court decisions

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videoWilmington Pride held a rally tonight to celebrate the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. Full story...
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Supreme Court decision sparks local discussion

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videoThe Supreme Court’s ruling to allow legally married same-sex couples to obtain the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples has received mixed reactions locally. "Some oppressed people have received some good news. Some captives have been set free and once again justice is flowing like a river,” Reverend John McLaughlin of Saint Jude Metropolitan Community Church said. Full story...
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Supreme Court strikes down key section of Defense of Marriage Act

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videoThe Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. Full story...
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Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court spark debate in Wilmington

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video Should gay couples be allowed to marry and and be afforded the same benefits as a man and a woman? Some of our country's brightest legal minds are left to answer that question as the battle hit the United States Supreme Court this afternoon. Full story...
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NC rallies put local face on gay marriage push

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North Carolina advocates in favor of gay marriage are putting a local face on the issue as the U.S. Supreme Court decides the law of the land. Full story...
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Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

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A prominent gay Republican group is hesitantly backing Mitt Romney for president, calling it the right decision for the nation even as it slams his opposition to gay marriage and civil unions. Full story...
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Elon creates committee to examine vendor policy after nonbinding student vote on Chick-fil-A

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Elon University is creating a committee to study the school's relationship with its vendors, including restaurants like Chick-fil-A. The announcement came after the university's Student Government Association voted earlier this month to recommend that Chick-fil-A no longer sell food on campus because of the stance of the president of the restaurant chain against gay marriage. Full story...
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