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Oct 8, 2014

Stay on N.C. Amendment One cases lifted, Equality NC prepares for marriage equality ruling

N.C. (Oct. 8, 2014) -- A federal judge in Greensboro has lifted stays on two ACLU of North Carolina lawsuits challenging the state’s anti-LGBT constitutional amendment. The ACLU is now quickly filing motions for summary judgement as the state's same-sex couples await a final ruling in favor of marriage equality.

ACLU lawsuit plaintiff Shawn Long (center) stands with his partner Craig Johnson and their son, Isaiah on October 8, 2014.

Equality NC plans to lead “Day One” Weddings in multiple locations, includingCharlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh.

Equality NC has also set up a website to prepare couples for marriage equality on "day one." Visit equalitync.org/marriage/dayone for details.

ABOUT ACLU OF NC: The ACLU of North Carolina (ACLU-NC) is the North Carolina state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU-NC Legal Foundation (ACLU-NCLF) is the 501(c)(3) arm of the ACLU-NC that coordinates and carries out its legal and educational work around civil liberties issues.

ABOUT EQUALITY NC: Equality NC is the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender North Carolinians. 

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