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.
In the first faith-based challenge against same-sex marriage bans, Protestant clergy filed a federal lawsuit on Monday arguing that North Carolina is unconstitutionally restricting religious freedom by barring them from wedding same-sex couples in their congregations.
Some clergy members are filing a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, saying it violates their religious freedom.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The top Democrat in the South Carolina House says same-sex couples who are legally married in other states should be able to jointly file their state income taxes. A bill filed […]
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 […]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Same-sex couples legally married in other states are being encouraged to start registering their documents in North Carolina courthouses. It’s all part of a new statewide campaign by the Campaign for […]
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 […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — 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. Two lesbian couples on […]
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A legally married gay couple living in South Carolina is suing to have the state’s ban on gay marriage overturned. Highway Patrol Trooper Katherine Bradacs and Tracie Goodwin filed the lawsuit […]
Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman.