Amendment One http://wunc.org en ACLU Files Lawsuit Asking To Block State's Marriage Amendment http://wunc.org/post/aclu-files-lawsuit-asking-block-states-marriage-amendment <p>The national and state ACLU have filed lawsuits in federal district court in Greensboro, asking a judge to block the state's marriage amendment.<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:23:27 +0000 Jessica Jones 33541 at http://wunc.org ACLU Files Lawsuit Asking To Block State's Marriage Amendment 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 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 The Amendment Passes: One Family Reacts http://wunc.org/post/amendment-passes-one-family-reacts <p>The amendment to ban gay marriage and civil union is now part of the North Carolina constitution. Voters passed the amendment by 20 percentage points. It was a decisive victory for those who believe marriage should legally be between only one man and one woman. The Amendment’s direct legal effects are unknown, but could be wide-ranging and take years to realize. But its impact on same-sex families in the state will be more direct and immediate. Dave DeWitt spent the evening with such a family and has their story.<br> Wed, 09 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2594 at http://wunc.org Legal Scholars On The Amendment http://wunc.org/post/legal-scholars-amendment <p>Advocates are furiously trying to sway undecided voters in the last day before a decision is made on a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage and civil union.<br> Mon, 07 May 2012 18:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2601 at http://wunc.org Early Voting Period Ends Saturday http://wunc.org/post/early-voting-period-ends-saturday <p>North Carolina's early voting period comes to an end today.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott:</strong> Several key races and a controversial amendment question on marriage has kept voters coming out up to this last day to vote before Tuesday's primary. State board of Elections executive director Gary Bartlett says the last two weeks have had ebbs and flows.<br> Sat, 05 May 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2607 at http://wunc.org Differing Views Of Amendment In Hickory Church http://wunc.org/post/differing-views-amendment-hickory-church <p>North Carolina voters will decide on Tuesday whether to join thirty other states that have amended their constitutions to ban same-sex marriage. North Carolina law already defines marriage as between a man and a woman; the amendment would enshrine heterosexual marriage in the constitution, and ban civil unions. Those for and against the measure have focused their efforts on mobilizing people of faith. Reporter John Biewen followed the debate over gay marriage in an African American church in Hickory.<br> Wed, 02 May 2012 21:40:00 +0000 John Biewen 2615 at http://wunc.org Differing Views Of Amendment In Hickory Church Many Business Leaders Oppose Amendment http://wunc.org/post/many-business-leaders-oppose-amendment <p>The debate over a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions includes its potential economic impact.<br> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2638 at http://wunc.org Amendment's Impact On Hospital Visits, Medical Decisions Debated http://wunc.org/post/amendments-impact-hospital-visits-medical-decisions-debated <p>With the May 8th vote less than two weeks away, the battle over a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions is heating up. For our series examining the arguments over the amendment, Isaac-Davy Aronson looks at one of the claims made by its opponents.<br> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:35:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2723 at http://wunc.org