Same-Sex Marriage http://wunc.org en Young Woman A Catalyst For UNC Policy Shift On Same-Sex Military Spouses http://wunc.org/post/young-woman-catalyst-unc-policy-shift-same-sex-military-spouses <p></p><p>Jasmine Pollard is an Army reservist. She had just gotten back from a nine-month deployment when she and her now wife decided to marry. The ceremony was in California, a state that allows same-sex marriages.</p><p>Her wife also serves. She's a medic stationed at Fort Bragg. So Jasmine, 20, decided to move back East so they could be together. She'd hoped to go to school, taking advantage of a federal law the says military dependents can receive in-state tuition rates.</p><p>She ran into problems.</p><p>She called Fayetteville State University to ask about the waiver.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Eric Mennel 36404 at http://wunc.org Young Woman A Catalyst For UNC Policy Shift On Same-Sex Military Spouses Recap: First 'Moral Monday' Rally Of This Legislative Season http://wunc.org/post/recap-first-moral-monday-rally-legislative-season <p></p><p>Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of the Legislative Building Monday afternoon. It was the beginning of what they say is a second year of rallies in response to laws passed by the state’s Republican-led legislature.</p><p></p><p>Like many of last year’s Moral Monday rallies, this one started like a party. But it wasn’t exactly a celebration. People protested new laws affecting education, Medicaid and voting.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 11:57:15 +0000 Jorge Valencia 35799 at http://wunc.org Recap: First 'Moral Monday' Rally Of This Legislative Season Bucking N.C. Law: Official Plans To Sign Same-Sex Marriage Licenses http://wunc.org/post/bucking-nc-law-official-plans-sign-same-sex-marriage-licenses <p></p><p>Orange County Register of Deeds is not typically a politically volatile position. But Mark Chilton made national headlines when he won the race to become the next register on Tuesday. That's because a primary focus of Chilton's campaign was that he would effectively break state laws banning gay marriage by signing marriage licenses presented by same-sex couples.</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 17:43:08 +0000 Phoebe Judge 35246 at http://wunc.org Bucking N.C. Law: Official Plans To Sign Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Fourth Circuit Court Challenge Could Affect Same-Sex Marriage In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/fourth-circuit-court-challenge-could-affect-same-sex-marriage-north-carolina <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font face="Helvetica,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The&nbsp;Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is preparing to hear the appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban in February. The decision could have implications for North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage.&nbsp;</font></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:14:20 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 33442 at http://wunc.org Fourth Circuit Court Challenge Could Affect Same-Sex Marriage In North Carolina Lawsuit Challenging Ban On Same-Sex Marriage In NC Waiting To Be Heard http://wunc.org/post/lawsuit-challenging-ban-same-sex-marriage-nc-waiting-be-heard <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Every night before bedtime, Shana Carignan goes through a special ritual with her six-year-old son, Jax. "Arright buddy, you know the drill! We’re going to have to giggle, get the bubbles out, right?," she says.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:23:51 +0000 Jessica Jones 30385 at http://wunc.org Lawsuit Challenging Ban On Same-Sex Marriage In NC Waiting To Be Heard Same-Sex Marriage Benefits For North Carolina National Guard Members http://wunc.org/post/same-sex-marriage-benefits-north-carolina-national-guard-members <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>When the United States Supreme Court <a href="http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/26/19151971-supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act-paves-way-for-gay-marriage-to-resume-in-california?lite"><u>struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act,</u></a> it opened a lot of doors for gay couples.&nbsp; Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:27:18 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 22639 at http://wunc.org Same-Sex Marriage Benefits For North Carolina National Guard Members Kay Hagan Announces Support For Gay Marriage http://wunc.org/post/kay-hagan-announces-support-gay-marriage <p>U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) announced Wednesday morning<a href="https://www.facebook.com/SenatorHagan"> on facebook</a> that she supports gay marriage. &nbsp;The announcement comes on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court hears the opening arguments for the Defense Of Marriage Act.</p><p>“I have a great deal of respect for varying opinions on the issue,” she says. &nbsp;“After much thought and prayer, I have come to my own personal conclusion that we shouldn’t tell people who they can love or who they can marry.”</p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:25:38 +0000 Laura Candler 12733 at http://wunc.org Kay Hagan Announces Support For Gay Marriage Same-Sex Couples Attempt Marriage, Despite NC's Ban http://wunc.org/post/same-sex-couples-attempt-marriage-despite-ncs-ban <p>Two same-sex couples are submitting applications for marriage licenses today, knowing they will be turned down. The couples are heading to courthouses in Wilson and Winston-Salem as part of a movement called "We Do" from the group Campaign for Southern Equality. The organization hosted a similar event last week in Asheville as a protest of North Carolina's constitutional ban of gay marriage. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is the group's executive director and an openly gay minister in the United Church of Christ.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:15:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7723 at http://wunc.org The New Old Organizers http://wunc.org/post/new-old-organizers <p>North Carolina voters recently approved an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. The amendment outlaws same sex marriage and threatens the recognition of civil unions and domestic partnerships. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:04:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 4524 at http://wunc.org Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage Passes http://wunc.org/post/amendment-banning-same-sex-marriage-passes <p>North Carolina is now the thirty-first state to add an amendment banning same-sex marriage to its constitution.<br><br><strong>Jessica Jones: </strong>Backers of North Carolina's amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions celebrated last night at the North Raleigh Hilton. Kim Creech made a seven-layer white wedding cake that she helped distribute to other supporters.<br><br><strong>Kim Creech:</strong> was praying that it would happen. And I was glad that it wasn't any more drawn out than it was.<br> Wed, 09 May 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 2593 at http://wunc.org