North Carolina

Head of NC's anti-marriage equality campaign: Gay people 'defying what they were created to be'

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.

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New charter school bill passed, protections for North Carolina LGBT students dropped

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.

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June 12, 2014

More religious organizations join lawsuit for marriage equality in North Carolina

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.

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AUDIO: If you believe in LGBT equality, your religious beliefs don't count according to Tony Perkins

So, in short, religious freedom only applies to Tony Perkins. That doesn't really sound like freedom to me. To be perfectly in honest, it seems that Tony Perkins is asking for special rights.

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UCC denomination sues North Carolina for violating religious freedom, urges marriage equality in landmark case

The United Church of Christ (UCC) made history this morning by becoming the first major Christian denomination to file a lawsuit against a state government. The UCC General Synod has asserted that North Carolina's ban on marriage equality is a violation of UCC clergy's free exercise of religion under the First Amendment.

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WATCH: Trans student calls for apology and policy changes from her college for anti-trans discrimination

College student Andraya Williams of North Carolina is calling for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to apologize for discriminating against her because she is a transgender woman.

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