gay rights

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NC Officials Organize On Gay Rights Issues

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s most prominent gay rights organization says it’s assembled elected officials who are interested in advancing policies it says will promote equal rights and justice. Equality North Carolina announced Tuesday […]

11/13/2013

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Cooper Is Keynote Speaker At NC Gay Rights Event

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s leading gay rights advocacy group is expecting a record crowd at its annual fundraising event, which features a recently announced supporter of gay marriage. Attorney General Roy Cooper planned […]

11/09/2013

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“If You’re Gay, Do Not Apply”

(CBS Charlotte) — Like everyone, gay individuals want equality, acceptance, and the same privileges that everyone else has. However, in many states throughout the country, equality is a distant dream and the farthest thing from […]

08/29/2013

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Court Wins Draw Big Crowds To Gay Pride Parades

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities to celebrate what once was unimaginable — two Supreme Court victories on same-sex marriage. The […]

CBS Charlotte–07/01/2013

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Supreme Court Strikes Federal Marriage Provision

WASHINGTON (AP) — In significant but incomplete victories for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way […]

CBS Charlotte–06/26/2013

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Equality NC Holds Lobbying Day At General Assembly

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gay rights supporters in North Carolina fell short last year in stopping a constitutional amendment that made clear same-sex marriage and civil unions are unlawful in the state. Now they’re lobbying […]

CBS Charlotte–04/16/2013

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Scouts Considering Retreat From No-Gays Policy

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America may soon give sponsors of troops the authority to decide whether to accept gays as scouts and leaders — a potentially dramatic retreat from an exclusionary […]

CBS Charlotte–01/28/2013

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

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Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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