After 2013's SCOTUS ruling that struck down parts of the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA), 2014 saw great advancement for marriage equality in the United States as fifteen more states became places where same-sex couples can legally marry. Read more about the states that made marriage equality the law of the land this year below.
Tami Fitzgerald served as the head and chief mastermind of Amendment One, the campaign that placed a discriminatory marriage amendment into the Tar Heel State's constitution. While she masked the true animus that drove her to that line of work back when the bright lights of the campaign were on her, Ms. Fitzgerald is now coming out and admitting that hers is a cause that goes well beyond marriage and instead apples directly to LGBT people themselves.
LGBT students will no longer be protected in North Carolina charter schools after the state’s House of Representatives approved new legislation that does not prohibit charter schools from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Central Conference of American Rabbis, All Souls Episcopal Cathedral, and MORE SPECIFICALLY Baptists have joined the United Church of Christ in a lawsuit that challenges North Carolina's constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.