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Equality NC on Senate Passage of Religious Refusal Bill: "Job Protections Should Apply to All."

Feb 25, 2015

Equality NC on Senate Passage of Religious Refusal Bill: "Job Protections Should Apply to All."

Equality NC responded today to the N.C. Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 2, a first-of-its-kind religious refusal bill exempting certain public officials from issuing marriage licenses without fear of losing their jobs, if doing so “would violate their core religious beliefs.”

State Senate Committee Passes Anti-LGBT Religious Refusal Bill

Feb 24, 2015

State Senate Committee Passes Anti-LGBT Religious Refusal Bill

Equality NC, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, was present today as a state Senate committee approved a bill that would allow magistrates and registers of deeds to opt out of providing legal marriage services or issuing marriage licenses. The legislation is likely to head to a full hearing on the Senate floor today.

Equality NC Condemns Magistrates Lawsuit

Feb 11, 2015

Equality NC Condemns Magistrates Lawsuit

Equality NC today condemned a lawsuit filed this week by two North Carolina magistrates who are suing court officials in an effort to opt out of their responsibility to marry same-sex couples.

Jacob Tobia to Headline Equality NC Foundation's 2015 AdvaNCe Equality Conference

Feb 3, 2015

Jacob Tobia to Headline Equality NC Foundation's 2015 AdvaNCe Equality Conference

Equality NC Foundation announced today that Jacob Tobia, a prolific advocate, writer, and speaker committed to justice for gender non-conforming, genderqueer, and transgender people, would headline the organization's 2015 AdvaNCe Equality conference, coming up Saturday, March 21, in Durham, N.C.

Equality NC Condemns Proposed "Religious Refusal" Legislation

Jan 28, 2015

Equality NC Condemns Proposed "Religious Refusal" Legislation

Equality NC today condemned so-called "religious freedom" legislation that would sanction and promote discrimination against North Carolina's LGBT population.

Equality NC to Launch Multistate "Equality Means Business" Campaign

Jan 26, 2015

Equality NC to Launch Multistate "Equality Means Business" Campaign

On Thursday, January 29, 2015, statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization Equality NC will launch “Equality Means Business,” a coordinated, multistate campaign with SC Equality (South Carolina), and Equality VA (Virginia), designed to showcase businesses working for LGBT equality.

#DiscriminationExists: Equality NC Joins National Campaign to Update State Nondiscrimination Laws

Jan 26, 2015

#DiscriminationExists: Equality NC Joins National Campaign to Update State Nondiscrimination Laws

Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest LGBT advocacy organization, responded today to news that the U.S. Supreme Court would take up litigation seeking marriage rights for same-sex couples in four states, setting up the path for a historic nationwide ruling on the issue by the middle of this year.

Equality NC Calls Supreme Court Decision to Hear Marriage Cases "A Historic and Important Milestone"

Jan 16, 2015

Equality NC Calls Supreme Court Decision to Hear Marriage Cases "A Historic and Important Milestone"

Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest LGBT advocacy organization, responded today to news that the U.S. Supreme Court would take up litigation seeking marriage rights for same-sex couples in four states, setting up the path for a historic nationwide ruling on the issue by the middle of this year.

Equality NC Responds to So-Called "Religious Freedom" Briefing

Jan 14, 2015

Equality NC Responds to So-Called "Religious Freedom" Briefing

Equality NC responded today to news that Rep. Paul "Skip" Stam will move forward with a legislative briefing on a so-called "religious freedom" bill at the North Carolina General Assembly. Stam announced the briefing would take place on January 28, 2015.

Emerging Leaders Program Accepting Applications

Jan 7, 2015

Emerging Leaders Program Accepting Applications

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), in partnership with Equality NC and the Time Out Youth Center, is accepting applications for the 2015 Emerging Leaders program. The redesigned year-long program is focused on training lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young adult leaders in the Carolinas.

Greensboro Approves Historic Protections for Gay and Transgender Citizens and Employees

Jan 6, 2015

Greensboro Approves Historic Protections for Gay and Transgender Citizens and Employees

Today, Greensboro approved new protections for gay and transgender citizens and workers, including becoming the first city in North Carolina to prohibit discrimination in housing based on sexual orientation and gender identity, joining more than 200 other cities, counties and states across the US.

Celebrating a Year of Momentum, and More to Come

Dec 30, 2014

Celebrating a Year of Momentum, and More to Come

It's been quite a year for Equality. And we were proud to be with you for every, single exciting moment. Now's the time to get a jump on a New Year, and resolve to make full equality a priority in 2015 -- chip in $25 or more right now.

Equality NC Launches Business Equality Council with Major NC Businesses

Dec 9, 2014

Equality NC Launches Business Equality Council with Major NC Businesses

Equality NC is pleased to announce it is formally launching the Business Equality Council this week, with major partners Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Workplace Options, and Replacements, Ltd.

Equality NC's Crystal Richardson Selected for HRC Women & Leadership Retreat

Dec 4, 2014

Equality NC's Crystal Richardson Selected for HRC Women & Leadership Retreat

Equality NC's Crystal Richardson has been selected to participate in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)'s prestigious Women & Leadership retreat, January 22-25, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

NEW! An Ally's Guide to Talking About Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBT People

Dec 2, 2014

NEW! An Ally's Guide to Talking About Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBT People

This all-new guide provides conversation approaches to help build and sustain solid, lasting support for nondiscrimination laws, and also factually and effectively address concerns that might be raised when discussing the need for such laws.

ENCF Gala Attracts Local and National Leaders for 'Evening of 'Engagement'

Nov 24, 2014

ENCF Gala Attracts Local and National Leaders for 'Evening of 'Engagement'

More than 400 supporters and donors of the Equality NC Foundation gathered in Greensboro on Saturday evening for the statewide organization’s 2014 Equality Gala.

Report Reveals Progress in North Carolina Business Support for LGBT Equality

Nov 19, 2014

Report Reveals Progress in North Carolina Business Support for LGBT Equality

Data released Wednesday from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) finds that a record number of companies, including seven in North Carolina, received perfect scores in corporate inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees (LGBT).

Equality NC Responds to Death of Gay Veteran

Nov 15, 2014

Equality NC Responds to Death of Gay Veteran

Equality NC responded today to the death of a gay veteran from injuries he sustained in a brutal attack last weekend. A suspect in the crime is being held by police after an aggravated assault in the early morning hours of Nov. 9 in a downtown hotel. Police say the attack on the victim, whom the suspect met at a local gay bar, is not being considered a hate crime.

Equality NC Monitoring Brutal Crime in Greensboro

Nov 13, 2014

Equality NC Monitoring Brutal Crime in Greensboro

Equality NC has been carefully monitoring a violent crime committed in Greensboro in the early morning hours of Nov. 9. The victim was reportedly robbed, beaten, and set on fire after meeting his attacker at a local gay bar.

Equality NC Responds to Potential Anti-Marriage Gaston County Resolution

Nov 12, 2014

Equality NC Responds to Potential Anti-Marriage Gaston County Resolution

Equality NC responded today to a Gaston County commissioners' announcement that he plans to propose a resolution opposing marriage equality.

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