May 1, 2013
In a video released Wednesday, North Carolina's NHL hockey team, the Carolina Hurricanes showed their support for gay and lesbian athletes. The video is part of the You Can Play campaign dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation.
Apr 16, 2013
Equality NC and its Board of Directors announced today that Stuart Campbell, the organization’s executive director since 2011, will be leaving the organization sometime in early summer. Campbell led the state’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization during its high-profile, 2011-2012 campaign against Amendment One, North Carolina’s constitutional ban on marriage equality.
Apr 11, 2013
Board of Aldermen member Lydia Lavelle announced today that she will file to run for mayor of Carrboro in the November election. If elected, Lavelle would be the first openly-lesbian mayor in North Carolina.
Apr 10, 2013
Representatives Tricia Cotham (D-Mecklenburg), Marcus Brandon (D-Guilford), Susi Hamilton (D-Brunswick, New Hanover), and Darren Jackson (D-Wake) on Tuesday introduced House Bill 647, Nondiscrimination in State/Teacher Employment.
Apr 3, 2013
Equality NC, North Carolina’s statewide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, condemned a Senate bill (SB658) filed on Tuesday that would overturn the University of North Carolina’s recently-adopted gender non-specific housing policy.
Apr 1, 2013
Equality NC today called on Gov. Pat McCrory to reconsider his appointment of Buddy Collins to the North Carolina Board of Education in light of significant concerns regarding Collins’ opposition to anti-bullying measures aimed at protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.
Mar 28, 2013
Senator Josh Stein (D-Wake) on Thursday introduced Senate Bill 544, Nondiscrimination in State Employment, legislation intended to amend the State Personnel Act to protect state employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Mar 27, 2013
Sen. Kay Hagan said Wednesday that she supported the right of gay people to marry, saying “we should not tell people who they can love or who they can marry.”
Mar 23, 2013
The American Academy of Pediatrics declared its support for same-gender marriage for the first time this week, saying that allowing gay and lesbian parents to marry if they so choose is in the best interests of their children.
Mar 21, 2013
Governor McCrory’s budget proposal announced Wednesday would cut $8 million from the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program. The program provides medications to qualified North Carolinians living with HIV who cannot otherwise afford them. Take action.
Mar 21, 2013
Buncombe County commissioners voted 4-3 on Tuesday to offer domestic partner benefits to the same-sex partners of county employees. The Western North Carolina county, home to county seat Asheville, becomes the fourth county in North Carolina to offer such benefits to LGBT couples, following Durham, Mecklenburg and Orange Counties. Several cities, including Asheville, already offer domestic partner benefits.
Mar 16, 2013
Green Street United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem says it won’t marry heterosexual couples until same-gender couples can marry. Instead of marriage ceremonies, council members at Green Street United Methodist are asking pastors to only conduct relationship blessings in the sanctuary.
Mar 14, 2013
The North Carolina Justice Center announced today that Equality NC is a 2013 recipient of a Defenders of Justice Award. The award, presented at the The Fifteenth Annual Defenders of Justice Awards ceremony in May 2013, honor those who have made significant contributions in the fight against poverty in four areas that reflect the scope of the Justice Center’s work: Grassroots Empowerment, Legislative Advocacy, Litigation, and Policy Research and Advocacy.
Mar 13, 2013
As the Supreme Court judges the fate of DOMA and Prop 8, join us on a historic day as we--as a nation--call for full LGBT equality. Attend a vigil hosted by Equality NC and others near you.
Feb 27, 2013
Equality NC joined 27 other organizations from 23 states by signing on to an Amicus Curiae (“friend of the court”) Brief filed today in the Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor cases currently before the Supreme Court. Hollingsworth v. Perry would strike down California’s Proposition 8, prohibiting marriage equality, and US v. Windsor would strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Feb 20, 2013
Today, the Williams Institute and the Center for American Progress published a research brief analyzing the impact of an executive order preventing discrimination against LGBT workers. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers continue to face widespread discrimination and harassment in the workplace. However, no federal statute explicitly prohibits such discrimination.
Feb 12, 2013
New Bern residents packed the Lawson's Landing Cafe last night for Equality NC's kickoff of the "Making Our Voices Count" Town Hall Tour.
Feb 11, 2013
Equality NC kicks off its statewide Making Our Voices Town Hall Tour in New Bern, NC, Monday, February 11, at 6 p.m., from the Lawson's Landing Cafe
(529 S Front St. New Bern, NC.)
Feb 1, 2013
Anti-gay North Carolina Values Coalition has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to defend North Carolina's Amendment One as the high court takes up two cases related to marriage equality.
Jan 30, 2013
On Monday, a spokesperson for the national Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced that the organization will soon consider ending their controversial anti-gay policies regarding national membership and leadership.
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