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The Fight for Marriage Equality


This online reference has been updated as of June 19, 2015. Things are changing daily - check back soon for the latest marriage information, events, and resources.


This summer, a ruling on the question of the marriage equality is expected from the United States Supreme Court. When we get an answer on marriage -- we’ll meet with our coalition partners and supporters at one of several locations for #DecisionDay Celebrations.


Join us at one of the following locations—RSVP to one of our Decision Day events, at 6pm EST time the day the ruling comes down.


The Pizza Peel
1600 Central Ave.
Charlotte NC 28205
RSVP for Charlotte


723 Rigsbee Ave.
Durham NC 27701
RSVP for Durham


American Honor Ale House & Brewery
883 Highland Ave SE, Suite 115,
Hickory, North Carolina 28602
RSVP for Hickory


Costello's Piano Bar
211 Princess St.
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
RSVP for Wilmington


The Century Room at Pack's Tavern
20 Spruce St.
Asheville, NC
RSVP for Asheville


312 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
RSVP for Greensboro


The Magnolia Inn
65 Magnolia Rd
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Learn more


The steps of New Bern City Hall
(corner Pollock & Craven Streets)
New Bern, NC
Within a day or two of the decision at 5PM
Learn more


The Dispensary & Upper Club
271 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
RSVP for Spruce Pine


Marriage Equality Comes to North Carolina
Just days after the Supreme Court declined to hear state appeals in support of a ban on same-sex marriage, a federal judge in North Carolina ruled Amendment One unconstitutional on Oct. 10, 2014, allowing same-sex couples to marry across the state for the first time. Read more>>>

Supreme Court Decision Opens Door for Marriage Equality in North Carolina
On Monday, October 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of five cases seeking the freedom to marry, leaving in place marriage victories in three federal circuits and opening the door to marriage equality in many parts of the country, including North Carolina. Learn more>>>

Supreme Court Delays Virginia Marriages
On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped Virginia officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, delaying a 4th Circuit ruling that said the unions could start as early as Thursday, August 21. Learn more>>>

4th Circuit Denies Stay of Marriage Case
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's ban on the freedom to marry. Unless the Supreme Court intervenes, today's court’s action means that Virginia couples may begin marrying and having their out-of-state marriages recognized in Virginia as early as August 20.

4th Circuit Marriage Case Headed to Supreme Court
In a motion before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Prince William County Circuit Court Clerk Michele McQuigg has requested a stay of the mandate pending Supreme Court review o the marriage case of Bostic v. Schaefer. Learn more>>>

North Carolina Attorney General To Stop Defending State's Marriage Ban
Roy Cooper, North Carolina's Democratic attorney general, said at a Monday press conference that he would no longer defend his state's constitutional ban, citing the precedent the Virginia ruling had set. Read more>>>

LOVE WINS: Fourth Circuit Rejects Ban on Marriage Equality
In a landmark ruling that will reverberate throughout the South and the entire country, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling and struck down Virginia’s ban on the freedom to marry. Read more>>>

Utah Appeal Sends Marriage Case to Supreme Court
The Utah Attorney General’s Office announced July 9, 2014, that it will appeal the 10th Circuit Court’s decision last month upholding same-sex marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more>>>

Equality NC Files Amicus Brief in Fourth Circuit Reflecting Military Case for Marriage
Equality NC filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Bostic v. Schaefer. Bostic is a case which could decide the issue of marriage equality in several Southern states, including North Carolina. Read more>>>

Equality NC Responds to Historic Supreme Court Holding to Strike Down DOMA
The state’s premier LGBT organization calls decision “an enormous victory.” Read more>>>

Equality NC Responds to Supreme Court's Prop 8 Dismissal
State’s premier LGBT organization calls decision “momentous victory for marriage equality.”


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