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NC Gay Marriage Ban Challenged By Clergy In First Faith-Based Federal Lawsuit

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.

04/29/2014

An advocate for same sex marriage rights runs from the Supreme Court waving an American flag following favorable rulings issued by the court June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled to strike down DOMA and determined the California's proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage was not properly before them, declining to overturn the lower court's striking down of the law. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Decisions Won’t Affect N.C. Law Now

As opponents and advocates of gay marriage put their best spin on two U.S. Supreme Court decisions Wednesday, a woman married to a female soldier at Fort Bragg rejoiced in the knowledge that she would now be able to share her spouse’s benefits, such as federal health insurance.

06/26/2013

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Church Won’t Do Weddings For Straight Couples Until Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal

A local church has elected to stop performing marriage ceremonies for straight couples until same-sex marriage is legalized.

03/18/2013

President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden after his victory speech on election night(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving

The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.

11/22/2012

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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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Poll: 65 Percent Of Democrats Support Gay Marriage

NEW YORK (AP) — The partisan gap over same-sex marriage continues to widen, with 65 percent of Democrats now supporting it compared to 24 percent of Republicans, according to poll released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

CBS Charlotte–07/31/2012

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Opinion: Chick-fil-A Doesn’t Belong In Politics

What was Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy thinking when he thought that anyone cares about what he thinks about same-sex marriage? Whatever Cathy’s reasoning, he has a lot to learn about the separation of his business and the unnecessary preaching of his morality.

07/26/2012

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Gay Marriage Supporters To March In Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Occupy Raleigh is joining another citizen initiative to protest North Carolina’s constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman.

CBS Charlotte–05/14/2012

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Romney To Shift Focus From Gay Rights To Economy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is trying to shift his campaign’s focus back to the sluggish economic recovery and will use a commencement speech at an evangelical university to cast strong families as central to a strong economy.

CBS Charlotte–05/11/2012

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