Conservative Christian group Return America is demanding Attorney General Roy Cooper defend the constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Same-sex marriage is legal in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Challenges in other states continue to make their way through the courts, many of them successfully.
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) — A South Carolina woman is challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage by seeking recognition both of her union and separation. Cathy Swicegood of Mauldin says in a lawsuit filed this […]
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 […]
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys for Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson say a lawsuit filed by a legally married gay couple living in South Carolina has no merit. State attorneys say in […]
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 […]
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina National Guard announced Monday that it will begin recognizing same-sex marriages, a policy shift that could have substantial financial help for families not previously eligible for the same federal military benefits […]
The legal forum for challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages is taking shape in a Greensboro federal court.