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Gay Marriage

Court allows gay marriage in South Carolina

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A federal court has cleared the way for gay couples to be married in South Carolina. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday denied state Attorney General Alan Wilson's request to block the marriages while it hears his appeal. Full story...
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Top NC GOP lawmakers appeal ruling gay marriage OK

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video North Carolina legislative leaders are giving formal notice that their lawyers will appeal a Greensboro federal judge's ruling that legalized same-sex marriages in the state. Full story...
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Court official defends directive to NC magistrates

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The chief administrator of North Carolina's courts says magistrates are duty-bound to marry gay couples and says he finds no federal law or rulings that would exempt them based on religious beliefs opposing same-sex marriage. Full story...
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GOP: Proper for officials to refuse to marry gays

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Twenty-eight Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are urging state courts administrators not to punish employees who refuse to marry gay couples based on religious objections. Full story...
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NC magistrate resigns over same-sex marriage

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A North Carolina magistrate has resigned, saying marrying a same-sex couple violates his religious beliefs. Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam Jr. sent a letter to Chief District Court Judge Fred Wilkins on Thursday saying when he took his oath of office, he didn't take it with the understanding that he would be required to marry same-sex couples. Full story...
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Judge: GOP can intervene in gay marriage cases

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A federal judge has allowed Republican lawmakers to intervene in a pair of challenges to North Carolina's now-defunct gay marriage ban, potentially enabling them to appeal to the US Supreme Court. Full story...
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First gay couple married in New Hanover County

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videoA federal judge's decision to strike down gay marriage in North Carolina came down too late Friday afternoon for gay couples in our area to get marriage licenses and get married, but several couples wasted no time this morning. Full story...
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Two mommies, one family

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videoHistory was made tonight when a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban. Cape Fear Equality board members and supporters didn't waste any time to celebrate and start planning. Full story...
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Judge in NC strikes down gay marriage ban

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video A federal judge in North Carolina has struck down the state's gay marriage ban, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately. Full story...
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Republican leaders try to stop NC gay weddings

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Lawyers for North Carolina Republican leaders have filed a legal brief urging a federal judge to allow them to intervene in a pair of cases seeking to overturn the state's gay marriage ban. Full story...
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