gay marriage in NC
A top North Carolina Republican said Tuesday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples.
Earlier today, Republican legislative leaders attempted to prevent gay couples in the state of North Carolina from getting married, but just a short time ago a federal judge denied their request for an eight day extension.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As same-sex couples in North Carolina await federal court rulings they hope will allow them to get married, Republican legislative leaders are making a last-minute move to block or delay the nuptials.
A federal judge in North Carolina has lifted stays in two cases challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday, a possible sign he’s preparing to strike down the prohibition as unconstitutional.
Lawyers challenging North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday they will press for quick legal rulings after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia unconstitutional.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — 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. A […]
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — For years, Mitch Fortune and Jake Crouch have been prevented from getting married by laws making same-sex marriage illegal in North Carolina. So when they heard the county’s top record-keeper was […]