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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

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Lawsuit Seeks To Overturn NC Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Some clergy members are filing a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, saying it violates their religious freedom.

04/28/2014

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SC Woman Asks Court To Authorize Same-Sex Divorce

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 […]

03/15/2014

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Bill Allows Gay Couples To File Joint Tax Returns

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 […]

01/17/2014

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SC: State Not Required To Honor DC Gay Marriage

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 […]

CBS Charlotte–11/15/2013

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Advocates Target Changing NC Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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 […]

09/16/2013

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NC National Guard To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

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 […]

CBS Charlotte–09/09/2013

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Cooper Won’t Block ACLU’s NC Gay Marriage Ban Case

The legal forum for challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages is taking shape in a Greensboro federal court.

07/12/2013

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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

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Groups Will Push Marriage Equality During DNC

The constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the host state of the Democratic National Convention has stirred anger and resentment among advocates for marriage equality, many of whom are converging on Charlotte this weekend for the city’s gay pride festival.

08/25/2012

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