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NC Gay Military Spouse Denied In-State Tuition Despite Federal Law

Apr 17, 2014

NC Gay Military Spouse Denied In-State Tuition Despite Federal Law

Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, responded today to decisions by officials at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, to deny in-state tuition to the same-gender spouses of active duty service members despite federal law that requires them to do so.

Equality NC to File Amicus Brief in Marriage Equality Lawsuit Championing Military Families

Apr 17, 2014

Equality NC to File Amicus Brief in Marriage Equality Lawsuit Championing Military Families

Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization will file an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Bostic v. Rainey. Bostic is a case which could decide the issue of marriage equality in several Southern states, including North Carolina.

Equality NC Event Will Protest NC Tax Policies Targeting Same-Sex Couples

Apr 14, 2014

Equality NC Event Will Protest NC Tax Policies Targeting Same-Sex Couples

Equality NC, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy organization will host a press conference and rally on Tax Day, Tuesday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m., in Raleigh (Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough, St. Raleigh, NC, 27605) to protest a new state tax policy targeting same-sex couples.

Openly-gay Business Leader Seeks Vacant N.C. Senate Seat

Apr 10, 2014

Openly-gay Business Leader Seeks Vacant N.C. Senate Seat

Openly-gay Charlotte business leader Billy Maddalon has announced he will seek the N.C. Senate District 37 vacated by outgoing Senator and new Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter.

ACLU Files Additional Challenge to NC’s Amendment One

Apr 9, 2014

ACLU Files Additional Challenge to NC’s Amendment One

Today the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation (ACLU-NCLF) and the law firms of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Ellis & Winters LLP filed a new case in federal court today on behalf of three married, same-sex couples seeking state recognition of their marriages. Because of the serious medical condition of one member of each couple, they are asking the court to take swift action.

Crystal Richardson Joins Equality NC

Apr 8, 2014

Crystal Richardson Joins Equality NC

Equality NC announced today that Crystal Richardson will join Equality NC's team as an organizer dedicated to a first-of-its-kind partnership with the NAACP. The experienced advocate for pro-equality issues will be leading Equality NC's efforts during the NAACP's Freedom Moral Summer campaign.

Equality NC Joins Other NC LGBT Organizations to Examine Impact of Central Piedmont Community College’s Policies on Transgender Students

Apr 3, 2014

Equality NC Joins Other NC LGBT Organizations to Examine Impact of Central Piedmont Community College’s Policies on Transgender Students

Officials with Central Piedmont Community College released a statement today saying they are investigating an alleged incident of discrimination against a transgender student. The college, the statement reads, wants an “amicable resolution” with the student and is also examining its policies and procedures with LGBT organizations, including Equality NC.

Equality NC Announces #Married364 Actions

Mar 31, 2014

Equality NC Announces #Married364 Actions

North Carolina's married, same-sex couple deserve to be recognized as married for *all* purposes and all days of the year, including Tax Day. Unfortunately, thanks to new, inequitable tax policies, married, same-sex couples must report that they are not married on the day they file their state taxes. In essence, they're married only 364 days a year. It's time fight back.

Chapel Hill State Farm Agent Fights for Equality

Mar 27, 2014

Chapel Hill State Farm Agent Fights for Equality

This week, State Farm agent Pam Herndon secured multi-auto insurance for married, same-sex couples living in North Carolina. This is no small victory. In doing so, Ms. Herndon has ensured that not only can legally-married, same-sex couples living in North Carolina have the same State Farm insurance rates enjoyed by other married couples, but also that ALL married, same-sex couples living in states like ours, which bar marriage equality, can have access to this more economical State Farm coverage as well.

LEARN MORE: Equality NC's Business Equality Council

Mar 17, 2014

LEARN MORE: Equality NC's Business Equality Council

Equality NC will convene vocal and visible North Carolina business leaders who support employment protections for gay and transgender workers to become part of an unprecedented business coalition designed to increase support for statewide workplace protection policies. Learn more.

Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Caps Successful Statewide Tour With Eastern Regional Event

Mar 10, 2014

Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Caps Successful Statewide Tour With Eastern Regional Event

Equality NC Foundation rounded out its statewide #GetEngagedNC campaign on March 8 with Saturday's Eastern Regional event in Greensboro focused on reengaging coastal community activists to move the region and state forward on issues of equality.

JUST ADDED! #GetEngagedNC Triangle Regional Event

Mar 6, 2014

JUST ADDED! #GetEngagedNC Triangle Regional Event

JUST ADDED! Don't miss your chance to be a part of the event series that everyone's talking about! Help the Triangle #GetEngagedNC - join us in Raleigh on April 2.

Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Campaign Continues with Piedmont Regional Event

Mar 3, 2014

Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Campaign Continues with Piedmont Regional Event

Equality NC Foundation continued its #GetEngagedNC campaign on March 1 with Saturday's Piedmont Regional event in Greensboro focused on reengaging Triangle, Triad and Charlotte area community activists to move the state forward on issues of equality.

Equality NC, Freedom to Marry Launch Marriage Campaign in the South

Feb 24, 2014

Equality NC, Freedom to Marry Launch Marriage Campaign in the South

Equality NC, Freedom to Marry, and 12 other Southern statewide and regional organizations today launched a $1 million multi-state campaign to build majority support for marriage in the South. The new effort, called Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, will include significant field and media work over the next year in partnership with supportive organizations across the region.

Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Launches With Western Regional Event

Feb 23, 2014

Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Launches With Western Regional Event

Equality NC Foundation launched its #GetEngagedNC campaign this weekend with Saturday's Western Regional event in Boone focused on empowering community activists to move the state forward on issues of equality.

Join Equality NC: Details About #MoralMarch

Feb 7, 2014

Join Equality NC: Details About #MoralMarch

Equality NC and our supporters will participate in the 2014 Moral March on Raleigh HKonJ People’s Assembly, Saturday, February 8, at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Raleigh. More details on the event — for folks who can and cannot be there in person.

Equality NC Responds to Anti-LGBT Ellmers' Statement on Aiken

Feb 5, 2014

Equality NC Responds to Anti-LGBT Ellmers' Statement on Aiken

Equality NC joined other LGBT advocates in reacting swiftly today to a statement from U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ campaign team, which used coded anti-LGBT language to attack Clay Aiken, who announced his candidacy for Congress this morning.

Clay Aiken Announces Candidacy for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District

Feb 5, 2014

Clay Aiken Announces Candidacy for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District

Clay Aiken, the North Carolina special-education teacher who became an internationally recognized recording artist, announced today that he will run as a Democratic candidate for United States Congress in the Second Congressional District.

N.C. Democratic Party Makes Major Trans-Inclusive Move

Feb 1, 2014

N.C. Democratic Party Makes Major Trans-Inclusive Move

Members of the North Carolina Democratic Party’s State Executive Council voted unanimously on Saturday morning to advance a transgender-inclusive measure, bringing the state party in line with non-discrimination and inclusive standards set by the national Democratic Party.

BREAKING: BCBSNC to Provide Family Coverage for Same-Sex Couples and All Domestic Partners in ACA plans

Jan 29, 2014

BREAKING: BCBSNC to Provide Family Coverage for Same-Sex Couples and All Domestic Partners in ACA plans

BREAKING: In a reversal, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will now offer family coverage to same-sex couples and all domestic partners in ACA plans.

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