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Jun 18, 2015

Equality NC to Gather With Charlotte Community, Partners for Decision Day

LGBT Advocates and Allies to Host Durham Event Following Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

CONTACT: Jonah Hermann, Equality NC (920) 860-1416 -or- jonah@equalitync.org

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, will gather for Decision Day, a public event with community leaders, same-sex couples and allies, partner organizations, and elected officials in Charlotte, N.C., at 6 p.m., on the day of an expected June Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell vs. Hodges, a case that could bring a national resolution to the issue of marriage equality.

This community and media event will take place at Charlotte eatery the Pizza Peel (1600 Central Ave., Charlotte, N.C.)

WHAT: Decision Day gathering for the LGBT and allied communities to react to the Supreme Court’s national marriage equality ruling.

WHEN: 6 p.m., on the day of the ruling.

WHERE: The Pizza Peel, 1600 Central Ave., Charlotte

WHO: Event sponsors include Equality NC, ACLU of NC, LGBT Center of Raleigh, LGBTQ Center of Durham, and the Human Rights Campaign. The event is open to the public and media.

Partners, media and the community are encouraged to RSVP their participation on Facebook.

North Carolina won marriage equality on October 10, 2014. Thirteen states still bar the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

NOTE: Representatives from Equality NC will be for available for on-site interviews beginning at 4 p.m. on the day of the ruling. The general public will arrive at 6 p.m.

ABOUT EQUALITY NC: Equality NC is a statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender North Carolinians. For more information, please visit www.equalitync.org

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